The Supreme Court today declined to impose limits on partisan gerrymandering, a decision that could embolden lawmakers from both parties intent on redrawing congressional maps for political advantage. The 5-4 decision was written by Chief Justice John Roberts who, along with the court’s other conservatives, concluded the courts have no role in policing whether partisan… Read more »

Negotiations over a tax package that passed the House Ways and Means Committee last week are likely to draw out over the summer as lawmakers debate whether and how to offset the cost of various provisions. The Ways and Means Committee last week advanced four tax bills, including a measure to repeal the 21 percent… Read more »

Donations to charities dropped by 1.7 percent last year after inflation, according to a report released this week by Giving USA. While corporate and foundation donations increased overall, giving by individuals dropped 3.4 percent last year. The overall decrease is the first drop in charitable giving in the U.S. since the Great Recession, the report… Read more »

With no long-term budget agreement in sight, Trump administration officials this week pitched a short-term deal to keep government funding levels in place and extend the government’s borrowing authority for one year. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the White House will not allow another government shutdown so a deal must be reached to fund the… Read more »