Finances, taxes Under a President Sanders, California would be getting more federal money. A lot more federal money. While the senator hasn’t said exactly how much all his proposed programs would cost, he’s put out enough information to show there would be multiple trillions in new spending. And since California has more than 12% of the nation’s population —and one of the country’s highest poverty rates — much of that cash would find its way here. … [Read more...] about President Bernie Sanders: Here’s what it would mean for California
The band, which focuses on 18th and 19th century folk songs of the British Isles, rides into the Chapel in San Francisco on Wednesday as part of an inaugural tour. … [Read more...] about Bay Briefing: Are Facebook and Twitter helping or hurting justice?
Under pressure from groups representing military families and scholarship providers, Congress attached a measure repealing the kiddie-tax change to the retirement-focused Secure Act, which seemed headed for certain passage in late May, just before Memorial Day. The Secure Act, however, stalled out until it was attached to an appropriations bill needed to keep the federal government running into the new year. President Trump signed the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020 on Dec. 20. … [Read more...] about Congress reversed kiddie-tax change that accidentally hurt some families
Buttigieg: My approach is different, right? We share a lot of common goals, but my approach is that of somebody who is on the ground, in the middle of the country, with an executive mentality, whose relationship to the middle class is that I’m in it. I think I’m the only person you mentioned that’s not a millionaire. And who is determined to bring about the kind of generational change, change in style as well as change in politics, that our White House needs, that official Washington needs, and that I think the country needs. So that we are not simply repeating the same arguments, and often recycling the same voices that have been discussing the same issues with distressingly little effect for literally the entire time I’ve been alive. … [Read more...] about Q&A: Pete Buttigieg on the monumental task of cleaning up Trump’s mess
The pontiff praised the World Economic Forum, saying it has “provided an arena where political will and mutual cooperation can be guided and strengthened in overcoming the isolationism, individualism and ideological colonization that sadly characterizes too much contemporary debate.” … [Read more...] about Pope Francis Condemns ‘Isolationism, Individualism’ in Davos Message