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What You Should Know About the Federal Estate Tax

On April 16, the House voted to repeal the estate tax. As Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) put it last week, “the vast majority of our members in the Republican conference have never had the opportunity to stand up for small businesses who are threatened by the death tax everyday.”The vote, which broke down largely on partisan lines, is a stark … [Read More...]

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Right-To-Work Laws, Explained

After sweeping victories at the state level in the 2010 midterm elections, Republican-dominated legislators throughout the county have been pushing through so-called “right-to-work” laws. Jimmy Hoffa, the president of the Teamsters, has said that proponents of … [Read More...]