President Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos released a fiscal 2019 budget Monday that rehashes many of the proposals floated by the White House last year. Among them are plans to ax loan forgiveness for public servants, alter the terms of income-driven student loan repayment and stop paying the interest on low-income students' loans while they are in school. Those three changes alone could increase the cost of higher education for borrowers by more than $200 billion over the next decade. read more
On Thursday, House Republicans issued a fact sheet about their new tax cut plan that referred to Americans earning $450,000 a year as "low- and middle-income" -- even though that income level would put those taxpayers in the top 0.5 percent of all individual Americans. The median household income in the United States is $59,039.
WASHINGTON -- The Trump administration is withdrawing a decades-old air policy aimed at reining in some of the largest sources of hazardous pollutants like mercury and lead. read more