John Hanna, Ap Political Writer Updated 6:49 am PST, Sunday, December 9, 2018 In this photo from Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, Kansas Gov.-elect Laura Kelly answer questions from reporters during a break in a legislative meeting at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Kelly, a Democrat, races a push in the Republican-controlled Legislature to cut state income taxes to offset a revenue windfall caused by changes in federal tax laws at the end of 2017. less In this photo from Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, Kansas Gov.-elect Laura Kelly answer questions from reporters during a break in a legislative meeting at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Kelly, a Democrat, races a push ... more Photo: John Hanna, AP Photo: John Hanna, AP Image 1 of / 4 Caption Close Image 1 of 4 In this photo from Tuesday, Dec. 4, … [Read more...] about Kansas faces new fight over taxes after years of turmoil
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Paul Wiseman AP Economics Writer Published 8:47 PM EST Nov 29, 2018 Washington — President Donald Trump spent more than a year browbeating the leaders of Canada and Mexico into agreeing to a rewrite of North American trade rules. And on Friday, leaders of those two nations are set to sign the pact at the Group of 20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Now, Trump faces what could prove a more formidable foe: His own Congress. Emboldened by their takeover of the House starting next year, many Democrats say they want the new agreement to strengthen its protections for American workers from low-wage Mexican competition. Yet any such changes could raise new objections from Republican free traders who want to limit the ways the pact could restrict corporate practices in North America. What Trump had hailed as a triumph for his administration — a newly named U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement to replace the 24-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement, which he’d long … [Read more...] about NAFTA successor faces U.S. House skeptics
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Michael A. Cohen November 16, 2018 Democrats across the country had a banner day on Nov. 6 — they won nearly 40 House seats and seven governorships and held their losses in the Senate to likely just two seats. Yet it’s one of the losers who is now getting the most presidential buzz — Beto O’Rourke, who failed in his bid to unseat incumbent Ted Cruz in the Texas Senate race. As crazy as it might seem, O’Rourke’s loss notwithstanding, he has a significant number of advantages going into the 2020 presidential race.Let’s start with name recognition. A presidential preference poll of Democrats conducted in the days after the midterms had him in third place, behind Joe Biden at 26 percent and Bernie Sanders at 19 percent. Granted, O’Rourke was only at 8 points, and these kinds of polls are generally not predictive, but that he is … [Read more...] about Beto O’Rourke lost his election, but he’s getting the most presidential buzz
Melissa Nann Burke The Detroit News Published 3:50 PM EST Nov 15, 2018 Washington — More than 85 members of the U.S. House freshman class arrived on Capitol Hill this week as they prepare to join the next Congress, including four new Democrats from Michigan. They won't be sworn into office until January, but they're being schooled now in how to set up their offices and receiving security briefings, touring the Capitol and getting their official photos taken. Michigan Reps.-elect Andy Levin, Elissa Slotkin, Haley Stevens and Rashida Tlaib are also meeting dozens of new colleagues from around the country — all part of the most diverse class of new members ever and the largest class in a generation. "Consistently, everyone says focus on your district," said Tlaib of Detroit when asked the best advice she's received so far. "If you stay rooted in your district or rooted in your community and focus on them — maintain that … [Read more...] about New members of Congress learn the ropes at freshman orientation
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Economy Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Economy | A $2 Billion Question: Did New York and Virginia Overpay for Amazon? Supported by ByBen Casselman Nov. 13, 2018 Amazon built a retail empire on low prices and free shipping. But for taxpayers, its new headquarters didn’t come cheap. New York and Virginia collectively offered more than $2 billion in tax credits, rebates and other incentives to attract the company. That figure doesn’t include what could amount to hundreds of millions of dollars in infrastructure spending, worker training and other government assistance. Economists have long criticized tax incentives as inefficient and unnecessary, arguing that they pit cities or states against each other and leave less money for education and public works that ultimately do more to lift local economies and improve livelihoods. Research has … [Read more...] about A $2 Billion Question: Did New York and Virginia Overpay for Amazon?