• Lobbyists Went All Out on the Tax Bill

    By Michael Rainey

    Spending by lobbyists surged last fall as Congress was writing the tax bill that became law in December, according to new data released Monday. More than half of the lobbyists registered in...

  • Bond Dealers Prepare for a Surge in US Debt Sales

    By Michael Rainey

    U.S. budget deficits are expected to grow sharply over the next few years, and bond dealers are preparing for a big increase in debt sales by the Treasury Department as result. Debt issuance is...

  • How the Tax Code Could Spark a Battle Between North and South

    By Michael Rainey

    Property taxes are generally higher in the Northern part of the country, and politicians in states like New York and Massachusetts are worried about the potential economic damage caused by the new $...

  • Another Reminder About the Risks of the Tax Cut

    By enacting tax cuts that will add to the national debt, “Washington could be trading more growth now for the risk of more pain down the road,” The Wall Street Journal’s Nick Timiraos warns ...

  • How High-Tax States Are Trying to Evade the GOP Tax Overhaul

    By Annie Nova and Darla Mercado, CNBC

    Officials in New York, New Jersey, California, and Maryland are going to the mat against the White House, reworking their tax codes to ease residents' pain from new limits to federal deductions for...

  • Ivanka Trump, daughter of U.S. President Donald Trump, attends the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Hyderabad

    Ivanka Trump Botches Some Basic Details of Tax Plan

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    Ivanka Trump lobbied aggressively for an increased child tax credit, so the passage of the GOP tax plan may have been something of a personal political victory for her. But her victory lap was less...

  • President Donald Trump and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady smile at each other after the U.S. Congress passed sweeping tax overhaul legislation, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington

    5 Big Questions Raised by the Republican Tax Bill

    By Yuval Rosenberg and Michael Rainey

    In a landmark political achievement, House Republicans on Wednesday again passed the most sweeping rewrite of the tax code in more than three decades. The 224-201 vote sends the bill to President...

  • U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the media after the Congressional Republican Leadership retreat at Camp David, Maryland, U.S., January 6, 2018. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

    Congress Sends Tax Bill to the White House

    By David Morgan and Amanda Becker, Reuters

    The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives gave final approval on Wednesday to the biggest overhaul of the U.S. tax code in 30 years, sending a sweeping $1.5 trillion bill to President...

  • 10 Amazing Numbers About the Republican Tax Bill

    By Michael Rainey

    The biggest tax overhaul in 31 years – though not, as President Trump likes to say, the biggest tax cut ever – is expected to be signed into law on Wednesday. Here are some interesting numbers...

  • U.S. President Donald Trump gestures as he departs a rally in Pensacola, Florida

    The Problem with Trump’s New 401(k) Pitch

    President Trump and the White House have embraced the rising stock market as a gauge of their economic impact. Bloomberg News reports that the president has been testing a new campaign pitch, asking...

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