Students Kate Shulenberger (left) and Sarah Goodman on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Graduate Student Council plan a "call your congressman" event on campus.
Chris Arnold/NPR
November 15, 2017

Grad Students Would Be Hit By Massive Tax Hike Under House GOP Plan

There are a lot of anxious graduate students at universities around the country right now. That's because to help pay for more than $1 trillion in tax cuts for U.S. corporations, the House Republican tax plan would raise taxes on grad students in a very big way. These students make very little money to begin with. And many would have to pay about half of their modest student stipends in taxes.


A chart of income tax rates.
Alyson Hurt and Danielle Kurtzleben/NPR
November 03, 2017

CHART: How The Tax Overhaul Would Affect You

House Republicans have put forward their first stab at a tax overhaul bill, and while some parts have been long-promised — fewer brackets, a steep corporate tax cut — there were a few surprises, like the fact that the new bill doesn't touch 401(k) savings rules.


Stack of coins.
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October 31, 2017

Illinois Issues: Is The State Budget Balanced?

Gov. Bruce Rauner recently criticized the Democrats for passing a spending plan that is more than a billion dollars out of balance, according to analysis from his budget office. That same report noted that if one-time revenues are included, the state could see a surplus at the end of the year.


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