California mulls adopting portions of despised Trump tax law

The Virginian-Pilot | June 16, 2019

Californias liberal Legislature wants to give poor people a lot more money in their state tax refunds each year, including an extra $1,000 for people who earn less than $30,000 a year and have at least one child under 6. But to do it, theyll have to agree — at least partially — with Republican President Donald Trump. Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom's spending plan would triple how much the state spends on its earned income tax credit to $1.2 billion, making about 1 million more households eligible to get it. To pay for it, California would have to adopt some of Trump's 2017 tax overhaul that was despised by Democrats, especially in California, because it capped the amount of state and local tax deductions in a move they say disproportionately hit high-income, high-taxed states.

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In anticipation of declining defense and intelligence budgets as direct U.S. involvement in overseas contingency operations began to wind down in 2010, the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) constituted a working group of current and former senior intelligence officials along with senior industry and academic counterparts to analyze lessons learned in previous downturns. Their efforts resulted in the publication of the INSA white paper, Smart Change, in May 2011. While well-received, this initial paper was published before the budget challenges facing the U.S. government were fully understood. Current budget realities make clear that resources available for intelligence activities will continue to decline in the near-term, and despite the determined efforts of Intelligence Community (IC) leaders to protect the IC’s ‘total’ workforce, reducing its size and cost – both government and contractor – is unavoidable. To examine the challenges and opportunities associated with such a restructuring, INSA reconstituted part of its Smart Change Task Force (TF) to focus specifically on strategic workforce planning and closely related issues.

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In anticipation of declining defense and intelligence budgets as direct U.S. involvement in overseas contingency operations began to wind down in 2010, the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) constituted a working group of current and former senior intelligence officials along with senior industry and academic counterparts to analyze lessons learned in previous downturns. Their efforts resulted in the publication of the INSA white paper, Smart Change, in May 2011. While well-received, this initial paper was published before the budget challenges facing the U.S. government were fully understood. Current budget realities make clear that resources available for intelligence activities will continue to decline in the near-term, and despite the determined efforts of Intelligence Community (IC) leaders to protect the IC’s ‘total’ workforce, reducing its size and cost – both government and contractor – is unavoidable. To examine the challenges and opportunities associated with such a restructuring, INSA reconstituted part of its Smart Change Task Force (TF) to focus specifically on strategic workforce planning and closely related issues.

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