Is the Tax Fight Over the SALT Deduction a Sign of Waning State and Local Influence on Capitol Hill?

“Do we have the clout we once had?" said the executive director of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. "That’s a very difficult question."

'God Made Republicans to Cut Taxes'

On a 227-203 party-line vote, the House on Tuesday passed a far-reaching, $1.5 trillion revision of the tax code, cutting rates for corporations, small businesses and individuals.

Final Tax Bill Does Not Include Tax on State and Local Pension Plans

An earlier House-approved version of the legislation would have exposed some public pension investments to federal taxation.

Republicans Are on the Cusp of Passing Their Tax Bill

Here's a rundown of some of the major provisions that have implications for state and local governments.

GOP Tax Deal Is Slated to Expand Capped SALT Deduction Proposal

Property, income and sales taxes would be covered under the emerging plan, which would differ sharply from current law.

GOP Leaders Near Deal on Tax Bill

But Republican negotiators in the House and Senate were mum Tuesday on specifics that could affect states and localities.

Republicans Mull Expanding State, Local Deduction in Tax Legislation

GOP leaders in the House and Senate have voiced an openness to including a limited deduction for state and local income taxes as they move toward finalizing their tax code rewrite.

White House Wants States and Localities to 'Engage in More Self Help' With Infrastructure

An adviser to the president last week offered an update on the Trump administration's forthcoming infrastructure plan.

Senate Approves Tax Bill With Limited State and Local Deduction

The legislation passed 51-49, without Democratic support. One credit rating agency described the bill as "negative overall for state and local government finances."

Proposals With State and Local Implications in Limbo Amid Turbulent Senate Tax Debate

The state and local tax deduction remains a marquee item. But there are also notable amendments filed involving tax credits, marijuana and municipal bonds.

Collins Files SALT Amendment, as Senate Votes to Debate Tax Bill

Sen. Susan Collins is proposing to change state and local tax deduction provisions in the bill to mirror House legislation.

Trump Tells Senators He Backs Capped SALT Deduction in Tax Bill

GOP tax legislation in the Senate could get a floor vote before the end of the week.

GOP Tax Overhaul Could Hit State and Local Pension Plans With Federal Tax

“It's a huge burden,” the executive director of the National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems said as he discussed the tax proposal.

Spending on State and Local Environment and Interior Programs Spared Big Cuts in Senate Plan

But there aren’t huge boosts in the appropriations proposal either for programs that are significant for states and localities.

Local Governments Scramble to Assess Impacts of Tax Proposals

Whether representing a booming urban center, a ritzy suburb, a steel town struggling for growth, or an overtaxed collar county of Chicago, local officials are concerned about the GOP tax plan.

Trump Administration Seeks ‘New Vehicle’ For Economic Development

An adviser to the president offered insight Wednesday into the White House strategy for places with distressed economies.

Latest Senate Tax Plan Would Tweak Low-Income Housing Credit Program

Affordable housing advocates endorsed the changes. But they also continued to voice worries about the fate of private activity bonds.

Senate Tax Plan Would Completely Scrap State and Local Deduction

Republicans in the chamber unveiled a tax overhaul proposal that deviates from House legislation in other areas as well.