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  • Bill would cap income eligibility for state's clean-vehicle rebates

    Bill would cap income eligibility for state's clean-vehicle rebates
    California wants 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles on the road by 2025 — more than 15 times the number now. So the state pays buyers $2,500 per car, on top of a $7,500 federal tax credit, to help speed development and promote widespread adoption....
  • Mississippi hurts the poor, blames Obama

    Mississippi hurts the poor, blames Obama
    Like most Republicans, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is an Obamacare refusenik. A staunch opponent of the law, he rejected the Medicaid expansion, refused to build an exchange and won't encourage Mississippians to enroll in the federal backstop. All of...
  • Proportion and mercy in evidence in Ford plea deal

    Proportion and mercy in evidence in Ford plea deal
    Officials with the U.S. attorney's office didn't comment Monday after federal prosecutors dropped all 17 felony bank fraud charges against state Rep. LaShawn Ford of Chicago in exchange for a guilty plea to just one misdemeanor tax charge. Below,...
  • A newspaper fact-checks its own right-wing op-ed; hilarity ensues

    The Kansas City Star probably thought it was on solid ground when it published an op-ed by Stephen Moore defending the draconian, and economically debilitating, tax cuts instituted by Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback. (We reported on how the tax cuts have turned...
  • New Rauner ads hit Quinn on property taxes

    New Rauner ads hit Quinn on property taxes
    Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner unveiled two new attack ads against Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, focusing the message on beleaguered property taxpayers. The Rauner spots come after Quinn began airing one-minute commercials — a rarity in...
  • Dire warning from Wall Street: income inequality hurts U.S. growth

    Dire warning from Wall Street: income inequality hurts U.S. growth
    Academic economists have been warning for years that rising economic inequality in the United States is hampering economic growth and punching holes in the social fabric. (See, for example, Piketty and Saez.) But they're only professors, after all, so it'...
  • In Md. governor's race, the pot calls the kettle black [Editorial]

    In Md. governor's race, the pot calls the kettle black  [Editorial]
    Last week, the Maryland Democratic Party took a swipe at Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan for his decision to use public campaign financing during the primary and general elections, noting in a news release that Mr. Hogan, "who often...
  • Most improper EITC payments are made in error, not as a result of fraud [Letter]

    Most improper EITC payments are made in error, not as a result of fraud [Letter]
    Letter writer Mark Campbell recently referred to improper Earned Income Tax Credit payments as "fraud" ("Want to expand the EITC? Cut fraud first," July 30). While there's no arguing that the number of such payments is alarmingly high, most are made...
  • Study: Poor people with diabetes 10 times more likely to lose limb

    Study: Poor people with diabetes 10 times more likely to lose limb
    Diabetic people in low-income neighborhoods in California were up to 10 times more likely to lose a leg or a foot than diabetic patients in wealthier ZIP Codes, UCLA researchers have reported. Their analysis, published online Monday by the journal...
  • Ryan's safety net [Editorial]

    Ryan's safety net  [Editorial]
    It didn't take Democrats much time to denounce Rep. Paul Ryan's latest plan for addressing poverty in this country. The main feature of the Republican's proposed "Opportunity Grant" would be to roll a lot of social welfare programs together and leave it...
  • Rep. Paul Ryan's anti-poverty plan is heartfelt but unworkable [Letter]

    Rep. Paul Ryan's anti-poverty plan is heartfelt but unworkable [Letter]
    Thank you for your thoughtful, balanced editorial on Republican Rep. Paul Ryan's recent discussion of poverty ("Ryan's safety net," July 28). A quick read of Congressman Ryan's proposal show his appreciation of the federal Earned Income Tax Credit as an...