Thursday, October 26, 2017

Republicans make one last push for unity on taxes: One of the largest hurdles is a proposal to eliminate a deduction for state and local taxes.

By Press Herald, Oct. 25, 2017

WASHINGTON — House Republican leaders made a frantic attempt Wednesday to keep their aggressive tax overhaul effort on schedule, working to win over members who have balked at a proposal to ditch a key income tax deduction.

The House is scheduled to cast a critical budget vote Thursday which would set out key parameters for the tax bill and pave the way for Republicans to pass it without Democratic cooperation. But some of the Republicans concerned about the effort to eliminate or limit the existing deduction for state and local taxes have threatened to vote no, potentially blocking the legislation’s progress.

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