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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., plans to institute a tax on “excessive lobbying,” in an attempt to limit impacts on decision makers by lobbying organizations.

Elizabeth Warren’s “lobbyist tax” attacks First Amendment in more ways than one

By Michael Clifford, Staff Columnist October 16, 2019
Warren’s idea is more than an ineffective proposal to curtail government corruption by limiting advocacy spending by organizations.
(Illustration by Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator)

GOP tax plan threatens grad students the most

By Maggie Durwald | Columnist December 7, 2017

The Republican Party has once again proven itself to be an enemy of science and higher education — this time in the form of its new tax plan, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. With a vote of 51-49 during...

The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives are considering two versions of a tax reform plan that could minimize several tax deduction benefits that Pitt receives. (Photo by Martin Falbisoner via Wikimedia Commons)

Editorial: GOP tax plan would aggrieve grad students

By The Pitt News Editorial Board November 20, 2017

Republicans acted last week with their tax bill to relinquish the United States’ status as a country with one of the highest official corporate tax rates in the world. In its place, the GOP plans to...

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