Laura Davison, Bloomberg Published 9:54 am PST, Tuesday, March 5, 2019 Education Secretary Betsy DeVos at the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Md., on Feb. 22, 2018. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos at the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Md., on Feb. 22, 2018. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Andrew Harrer. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Andrew Harrer. Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Education Secretary Betsy DeVos at the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Md., on Feb. 22, 2018. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos at the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Md., on Feb. 22, 2018. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Andrew Harrer. … [Read more...] about DeVos pushes plan to save tax breaks for private school scholarship funds
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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is riding to the rescue of a private-school tax break that was ensnared in a bitter fight between the Treasury Department and Democratic states that sought to circumvent caps on state and local deductions under the Trump tax overhaul. DeVos and two Republican lawmakers are pushing a plan to pump $10 billion in federal tax credits into private school scholarship funds — a longstanding GOP priority. These programs that were accidentally hit as Treasury proposed to block Democratic states from creating their own charitable funds to circumvent a cap on tax breaks for state and local tax deductions, known as SALT. President Donald Trump’s tax law limited SALT deductions at $10,000, a pittance for New York, New Jersey and California, high-tax states that also happen to be Democratic bastions. These states quickly established funds for charitable purposes and passed laws to create tax credits for donations to those funds, which mimicked ones used … [Read more...] about Betsy DeVos pushes plan to save tax breaks for private school scholarship funds
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | Cohen Gave Prosecutors New Information on the Trump Family Business Supported by ByBen Protess, William K. Rashbaum and Maggie Haberman Feb. 22, 2019 Michael D. Cohen, President Trump’s former lawyer and fixer, met last month with federal prosecutors in Manhattan, offering information about possible irregularities within the president’s family business and about a donor to the inaugural committee, according to people familiar with the matter. Mr. Cohen, who worked at the Trump Organization for a decade, spoke with the prosecutors about insurance claims the company had filed over the years, said the people, who did not elaborate on the nature of the possible irregularities. While it was not clear whether the prosecutors found Mr. Cohen’s information credible and whether they intended … [Read more...] about Cohen Gave Prosecutors New Information on the Trump Family Business
So here we go; Dr. Angela Davis is coming.Whether you like it, or you don’t, she’s coming.Whether you’re euphoric about celebrating the iconic—and, yes, controversial; I mean what black activist over 65 isn’t controversial—human and civil rights advocate, educator, poet and more, or you’re all up in your feelings about some of her past actions, affiliations or statements, she’s coming.Angela Davis is coming home.She’s scheduled to appear at two events in Birmingham next Saturday—the Power to the People: Activism and Justice Forum between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. (at a yet-announced location) and the much-anticipated (and sold out) “Conversation with Angela Davis” at the Boutwell Arena at 8:00 p.m.Then what?Davis is coming, most of us know all too well, as guests of the Committee for Truth & Reconciliation, a coalition of local activist and political groups that converged to host Davis after the Birmingham Civil … [Read more...] about Johnson: After Angela Davis, then what for black-Jewish relations in Birmingham?
ENERGY CMP modifies transmission project to bury line under scenic gorgeCentral Maine Power wants to bury the portion of its planned electrical transmission line from Quebec that crosses the scenic Kennebec River Gorge, a concession to environmentalists and local activists opposed to the project. The company on Thursday notified regulators that it intends to drill under the river, in northern Somerset County, instead of crossing the gorge with elevated electrical lines. In June, CMP said burying the line would add $37 million to the $950 million project. Scores of people offered testimony before a panel of utility regulators Wednesday, most of whom opposed the project. The regulators received more than 400 written comments in advance of the public hearing. Read the story. Coalition forms to back CMP project A group formed by business and labor leaders announced its support Tuesday for the transmission line proposal by Central Maine Power Co., citing job creation and tax revenue. Known … [Read more...] about Week in review: CMP now plans to bury power line under river gorge; Maine firm to build new turnpike toll plaza