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December 21, 2017

Sweeping Changes To U.S. Tax Code A Mixed Bag For Farmers, Rural Hospitals

Many rural businesses and farms will benefit from the tax overhaul passed Wednesday by Congress. But there’s a catch: If the changes fail to spur economic growth as intended, programs that rural areas rely on could be on the chopping block.


House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), speaks about the Republican tax reform legislation currently before Congress, during his weekly briefing on Capitol Hill December 14.
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December 19, 2017

CHARTS: See How Much Of GOP Tax Cuts Will Go To The Middle Class

The Republican tax bill that the House and Senate are set to pass as soon as Tuesday night would give most Americans a tax cut next year, according to a new analysis. However, it would by far benefit the richest Americans the most. Meanwhile, many lower- and middle-class Americans would have higher taxes a decade from how...unless a future Congress extends the cuts.


Graphs showing tax brackets.
Alyson Hurt, Katie Park and Danielle Kurtzleben/NPR
December 16, 2017

CHART: How The New Version Of The Republican Tax Bill Would Affect You

On Friday evening, congressional Republicans released the final version of their tax overhaul plan. Below are two charts showing how individual filers could be affected if this bill is passed and signed into law.


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Friday that Republicans had the votes to pass a sweeping overhaul of the country's tax code. The measure passed early Saturday morning.
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December 02, 2017

Senate Republicans Pass Massive Tax Overhaul

The Senate narrowly approved a $1.4 trillion tax overhaul early Saturday morning following a day of procedural delays and frustration.


Illustration of piggy bank and dollar signs with the word retirement.
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November 20, 2017

Changes to Pension System Spells Uncertainty For Teachers

A recent report shows Illinois is facing a teacher shortage. But changes to teachers’ pensions — including cutbacks on the state’s share of contributions — spells uncertainty for anyone going into the profession.


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