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House Budget Blueprint Key to Success of Trump Tax Agenda

Despite opposition from Republican moderates and conservatives, House leaders are pressing ahead with a budget plan whose success is critical to the party’s hopes to deliver on one of President Donald Trump’s top priorities — a GOP-only effort to overhaul the tax code. The importance of the measure has been magnified by the cratering in the Senate of the Trump-backed effort to overhaul President Barack Obama’s health care law, leaving a rewrite of the tax code as the best chance for Trump to score a major legislative win this year….

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What Is Frontier Airlines? Budget Carrier Adds 21 New Destinations

Frontier Airlines is a low-cost carrier based in Denver, Colorado, and its biggest hub is at Denver International Airport. But the airline, which was started in 1994, announced Tuesday that they will expand to 21 new destinations and add 85 new routes. The move comes as the company prepares for its initial public offering, according to the Denver Post Tuesday. Frontier will offer the second largest number of destinations from the Denver airport. The airline competes with United Airlines and Southwest Airlines, both of whom run large hubs in Denver….

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House Budget Blueprint Boosts Military, Cuts Benefits

House Republicans on Tuesday unveiled a 10-year budget blueprint that would dramatically increase military spending while putting the GOP on record favoring Medicare cuts opposed by President Donald Trump. The GOP plan, authored by Budget Chairman Diane Black, R-Tenn., would also pave the way for overhauling the U.S. tax code this fall, and would pair that effort with cuts to benefit programs such as food stamps. The plan also lays out a plan to balance the budget inside a decade through deep cuts to a wide swath of domestic programs —…

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Illinois has budget but no school funding plan

AP Photo/Seth Perlman SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois has its belated state budget, but the state Capitol’s next flashpoint in the political struggle over finances is about how to fund public education with just weeks before the first day of school. The spending plan lawmakers enacted this month over Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s vetoes includes a $350 million boost for education. The budget with the boost for schools ended a two-year stalemate, the nation’s longest since at least the Great Depression. But it also … Read the referenced story here: Illinois…

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Trump’s Budget Plan Proposes Cuts To Great Lakes Restoration Projects

President Trump’s 2018 budget plan eliminates millions for Great Lakes restoration. What does that mean for projects across the Great Lakes, including research on harmful algae and Asian carp prevention efforts? NPR looks at the most important programs in each lake that could be targeted. … Read the referenced story here: Trump’s Budget Plan Proposes Cuts To Great Lakes Restoration Projects

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