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EXPLAINER: What's a 'wealth tax' and how would it work?

Oct. 27, 2021 09:35 AM EDT

To help pay for his big economic and social agenda, President Joe Biden is looking to go where the big money is: billionaires. Biden never endorsed an outright “wealth tax” when he campaigned for the White House last year. But his more conventional proposed rate...

Billionaire tax hits critics as Biden pushes for budget deal

Oct. 25, 2021 21:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democrats' idea for a new billionaires’ tax to help pay for President Joe Biden's social services and climate change plan quickly ran into criticism as too cumbersome with some lawmakers preferring the original plan of simply raising the top tax rates on...

Early voting gets underway in historic Boston mayoral race

Oct. 23, 2021 16:11 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Early voting is getting underway in Boston's historic mayoral election. Bostonians who are registered to vote can cast their ballots at any of a number of early voting locations across the city starting Saturday and running through next Friday, Oct. 29. ...

Biden bill would put US back on path of reducing uninsured

Oct. 21, 2021 17:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democrats’ social spending and climate change bill would put the United States back on a path to reducing its persistent pool of uninsured people, with estimates ranging from 4 million to 7 million Americans gaining health coverage. Those getting...

Boston's 2 remaining mayoral hopefuls face off in debate

Oct. 13, 2021 21:35 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston City Councilors Annissa Essaibi George and Michelle Wu drew sharp distinctions between their campaigns as they faced off Wednesday in the first head-to-head televised debate of the final stretch of Boston’s mayoral contest. Whoever wins on Nov. 2...

'Difficult decisions' as Biden, Democrats shrink plan to $2T

Oct. 12, 2021 17:53 PM EDT

With the calendar slipping toward a new deadline, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is warning that “difficult decisions must be made” to trim President Joe Biden’s expansive plans for reimagining the nation’s social service programs and tackling climate change. ...

The AP Interview: Jayapal pushes Biden for $3T spending bill

Oct. 08, 2021 00:48 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Rep. Pramila Jayapal, the head of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, says she has pushed President Joe Biden to hold the line and keep his ambitious social spending plan closer to $3 trillion instead of the $2 trillion range that he has floated to Democrats...

The AP Interview: Jayapal pushes Biden for $3T spending bill

Oct. 07, 2021 21:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Rep. Pramila Jayapal, the head of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, says she has pushed President Joe Biden to hold the line and keep his ambitious social spending plan closer to $3 trillion instead of the $2 trillion range that he has floated to Democrats...

Trump endorses Geoff Diehl for Massachusetts governor

Oct. 06, 2021 14:03 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump has endorsed Geoff Diehl, a former Republican state representative, for governor of Massachusetts in 2022. The state’s current governor — fellow Republican Charlie Baker — hasn’t yet said if he plans to seek a third...

Fed watchdog to investigate officials' financial trades

Oct. 04, 2021 20:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An independent investigator will look into whether Federal Reserve officials broke the law with financial trades last year that have come under congressional scrutiny and sharp criticism from outside the central bank. The Federal Reserve’s Office of...