Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.
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CHICAGO/NEW YORK State and local governments could suffer hits to revenue collections under the tax reform bills being considered in the U.S. Senate and House because of the potential loss of a federal subsidy applied to bond issues and because a proposed increase in the standard taypayer deductions would affect some states.
CHICAGO/NEW YORK, Nov 15 States and local governments face additional revenue risks under U.S. House and Senate Republican tax reform bills from a potential loss of a federal subsidy and increases in standard taxpayer deductions that would cut cash to some state coffers.
NEW YORK The California Public Employees’ Retirement System is considering more than doubling its investment in municipal bonds and other fixed-income assets while lowering volatility, according to proposals set for discussion at a workshop on Monday.
CHICAGO/NEW YORK The U.S. Senate Republican tax bill helped soothe nerves in the municipal bond market on Friday, just over a week after the House of Representatives proposed changes that would decrease its future supply of tax-free debt.
BAYAMON, Puerto Rico/NEW YORK, Along a stretch of highway in suburban Bayamon, Puerto Rico, construction workers tried desperately to make progress repairing a 100-foot-long sinkhole before the clouds rolled in.
CHICAGO/NEW YORK U.S. tax reform plans are already transforming municipal debt market dynamics, sparking a sharp rally even as details released by Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives are likely to shift over the coming days and weeks.
(This version of the Nov. 2 story corrects paragraph 8 to say that Trump lost Nevada in 2016, instead of that he won Nevada)
NEW YORK/CHICAGO Democratic-leaning states are set to bankroll a big chunk of the tax cuts unveiled in a Republican tax plan on Thursday, as the plan slashes deductions used the most by residents of states that voted against Donald Trump in the 2016 elections.
NEW YORK, Nov 2 Many U.S. states are balancing their budgets by underfunding retirement plans and taking other short cuts that create more problems down the road, according to a report released on Thursday by the Volcker Alliance.
NEW YORK New York and California's Democratic governors said on Friday residents would face hefty tax increases and some would leave their states under a proposal in the Republican tax plan that would eliminate state and local tax (SALT) deductions on federal income tax.