Taxes
  • State Pension Funds Fall Deeper in the Hole

    By Michael Rainey

    State pension plans are facing a massive $1.4 trillion funding gap, according to a new analysis from the Pew Charitable Trust. Pension liabilities in all 50 states increased by $295 billion to...

  • Do You Know What Your Tax Rate Is?

    Complaining about taxes is a favorite American pastime, and the grumbling might reach its annual peak right about now, as tax day approaches. But new research from Michigan State University...

  • Teachers rally outside the state Capitol for the second day of a teacher walkout to demand higher pay and more funding for education in Oklahoma City

    How Tax Cuts Are Influencing Teacher Strikes

    By Michael Rainey

    Thousands of public school teachers in Oklahoma entered the 10 th day of their strike on Wednesday, part of a wave of labor protests by educators around the country. West Virginia teachers went on...

  • Paul Ryan with tax return postcard

    Paul Ryan's Fiscal Legacy: Lots of Red Ink

    House Speaker Paul Ryan announced Wednesday that he won’t seek re-election this year and will retire at the end of his term in January, becoming the most prominent in a wave of Republican lawmakers...

  • U.S. President Trump celebrates with Congressional Republicans after passage of GOP tax bill at the White House in Washington

    Who Wins if the Temporary Tax Cuts Are Made Permanent?

    By Michael Rainey

    The tax overhaul that became law in December contains numerous temporary provisions that are set to expire after 2025. But Republican lawmakers, who created the expiration date in order to limit the...

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