Senate to vote on federal private school tax breaks

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed the U.S. House of Representatives last week and is currently under review by the Senate Finance Committee. If passed by the Senate and signed by the president, the bill would allow tax breaks to families that send their children to private schools.
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Spring DeCals we need now

It’s that time of year again when distressed UC Berkeley students can all be found simultaneously screaming at their computer screens. This can only mean one thing: class registration. Along with navigating the labyrinth of CalCentral (Why are there registration phases?), people also have to tackle the task of finding courses
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Pros and cons of the ‘soda tax’

Passed in November, Berkeley’s so-called “soda tax” is the first of its kind in the United States. The 1-cent-per-ounce tax on the distribution of sugary beverages brought in $116,000 in funds in March. We at the Clog think this is definitely a step in the right direction toward ending the
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PSA: tips for Tax Day

The deadline for filing your taxes is Wednesday! If you haven’t started yet, we at the Clog have some basic information about taxes for you! Make sure you received your W-2 form from your employer. If you earned $600 or more during the year from an employer, you should be given a W-2
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Income inequality makes the world go ’round

Loyal Opposition

One of the articles of faith on the left is the idea that income inequality is a dire economic problem for our country. But there is nothing inherently wrong with an unequal distribution of income. Without income inequality, there would be no bonuses, raises, promotions or advancement; no way to
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12 questions college students have about filing taxes

You know it’s coming. You’ve been dreading it since the start of the semester, and now it’s here: Tax Day. The day accountants love and rich people hate. For college students, however, filing taxes is just another opportunity to display their impressive procrastination skills. There is a plethora of information
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Rights for all, not for some

STATE ISSUES: Legislation focused on undocumented Californians who aren’t perfect will aid millions more and address painful stigmas.

Legislation aimed at immigration reform often focuses on granting rights to undocumented Americans who are exceptionally accomplished individuals. Just recently, California passed a bill that will enable undocumented Americans who pass the bar exam to practice law, and the widely discussed DREAM Act, now law in California, opens financial aid
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GOP endgames and the future of American conservatism

The Critic Who Counts

Are the signs of a great unraveling beginning to emerge? Last Sunday, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., appeared on George Stephanopoulos’ “This Week” and announced his willingness to violate conservative tycoon Grover Norquist’s infamous no-tax pledge. Alleging that he would “violate the pledge for the good of the country,” Graham took
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