Elaine S. Povich

Elaine S. Povich

ELAINE S. POVICH is a veteran Washington Correspondent. Until embarking on her freelance career, she covered Congress and politics for Newsday for eight years. Prior to joining Newsday, she was a Freedom Forum fellow engaged in a study of the relationship between Congress and the media. She is the author of "Partners and Adversaries: The Contentious Connection Between Congress and the Media," written during her fellowship and published in 1996.

Before her fellowship, Povich was the Chicago Tribune’s chief congressional correspondent. In 1995, she was awarded the Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for distinguished reporting on Congress.

Recent Stories By Elaine S. Povich:

  • Enough Already on Tax Credits for Moviemakers!May 21, 2015

    Louisiana residents may go gaga over Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell and Kate Hudson when they arrive in the state later this year to film a movie about the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion. But...

  • The New Push Toward Taxing Nonprofit GroupsMarch 5, 2015

    Marlene DiMarco-Hammond paused while sorting through some gently used clothing at the thrift store run by Freeport Community Services, a nonprofit organization. “This center was really, really...

  • The Heated Battle to Tax Electronic CigarettesJanuary 23, 2015

    SUNSET, Utah - Taking a long inhale and blowing a cloud of vapor, Jason Jones, who has owned the Vapor Mania store here since 2011, considered what a tax would do to his business, which includes...

  • Public-Private Partnerships Boost State InfrastructureNovember 14, 2013

    Still strapped for cash in the aftermath of the recession, states increasingly are partnering with private companies to build and maintain highways, prisons, water facilities, tunnels and even...

  • Tech Backlash Quashes Most State Tax EffortsOctober 30, 2013

    As the nation moves from a tangible goods-based economy to a service-based economy, a few states are trying to keep revenues robust by taxing technological services such as software upgrades and...

  • Warning for Tax Scofflaws: These States Want You!October 17, 2013

    In New York, state tax scofflaws now have a stark choice: Pay up or lose your driver’s license. Since New York launched a new program targeting tax delinquents last August, the state has picked up $4...

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