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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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16 Nov 2017

U.S. tax reform poses more risks for state and local governments

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.

16 Nov 2017

U.S. tax reform poses more risks for states, local governments

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.

11 Nov 2017

Muni market breathes 'sigh of relief' over Senate tax plan

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.

09 Nov 2017

Minnesota Senate may halt operations on December 1 due to funding dispute

The Minnesota Senate will furlough its workers and suspend operations as soon as Dec. 1 due to an ongoing funding dispute with Governor Mark Dayton, the chamber's Republican leader announced on Wednesday.

09 Nov 2017

Bond issues approved for Houston, other issuers in Tuesday voting

CHICAGO Houston voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved $1 billion of bonds the city needs to complete a state-approved fix for its financially ailing pension funds, the city controller's office said on Wednesday.

08 Nov 2017

U.S. House tax bill would shake up municipal market supply and demand

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.

04 Nov 2017

Houston pension bonds among issues on Tuesday's U.S. ballots

Nov 3 Houston voters on Tuesday will determine the fate of a $1 billion pension bond issue, which is the last piece of a state-approved plan to fix the city's financially ailing retirement systems.

03 Nov 2017

Republican tax plan a blow to Democratic states, officials say

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.

03 Nov 2017

Republican tax plan a blow to Democratic states, officials say

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.

03 Nov 2017

Republican tax bill seeks elimination of some municipal debt

CHICAGO The U.S. House Republican tax bill released on Thursday would put an end to tax-exempt debt issuance by state and local governments for an array of health care, education, and economic development financing, which took municipal market participants by surprise.

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