Budget and Tax News

Budget and tax news stories.

Fannie Mae Seeks Second Taxpayer Bailout

May 12, 2018

The Federal National Mortgage Association, a government-sponsored enterprise (GSE) commonly referred to as Fannie Mae, is asking the U.S. Treasury Department for $3.7 billion in taxpayer money to [...]

Arizona House Tackling Occupational Licensing

March 13, 2018

The Arizona state House of Representatives’ Committee of the Whole approved House Bill 2011 (H.B. 2011), which would reduce occupational licensing regulations for blow-dry hair stylists. Sponsored [...]

Supreme Court Hears Case on Forced Union Dues

February 27, 2018

The U.S. Supreme Court heard a case questioning whether governments can deduct union fees from public sector employees’ paychecks without the workers’ permission. Oral arguments in Janus v. [...]

Tax Reform Law Kicks Off Wave of Paycheck Bonuses

February 27, 2018

Since the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act took effect on January 1, 2018, more than 300 companies have publicly announced plans to give employees bonuses, pay raises, or pension contribution increases. The new [...]
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