How the midterm elections could shape tech policy

Nov 9, 2018
Congress is changing. And so is its attitude toward tech.
Tennessee Republican Marsha Blackburn, who won a Senate seat in Tuesday's election, has ties to the telecom industry. 
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Hurtling toward the tax bill's unintended consequences

Dec 7, 2017
Economist Martin Sullivan's problematic fave from the GOP plan is the pass-through tax.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, speaks to reporters Tuesday at the Capitol about the tax reform bill the Senate passed last week.
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What’s next for the tax bill?

Dec 4, 2017
The House and Senate will have to reconcile their tax bills, which have some key differences right now.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) arriving for a rally to promote tax reform legislation with fellow Senate GOP leaders and representatives a few days prior to the Senate's passage of the tax bill. 
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Senate's proposed tax bill clashes with House plan

Nov 9, 2017
The Senate and House tax bills don't line up when it comes to policy that affects individuals and corporations, which may make it trickier for Republicans to pass their tax overhaul by the end of the year.
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) (C) talks with journalists before heading into a meeting at the U.S. Capitol on Thursday in Washington, D.C. Senate Republicans met behind closed doors to get their first look at their proposed tax cut and reform legislation.
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Home sales drop 11.4 percent in April

May 23, 2017
It has to do more with inventory than avocado toast.
New home sales fell in April but were up 0.5 percent compared to the same period a year ago.
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A dream house of stucco and sheet metal

Aug 10, 2012
Architect Jayna Cooper built her ideal home -- while sticking to a tight budget and using basic construction materials.
Architect Jayna Cooper built her home on La Brea Avenue, south of the 10 Freeway. She was able to build her ideal home while on a limited budget.
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CISPA getting last minute rewrites and criticism

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