Morning Scoop: Trillion-dollar tax bill faces new hurdles

By Uloop Staff on December 15, 2017
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MASSIVE TAX PLAN FACES NEW UNCERTAINTY

Florida Senator Marco Rubio. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

A 1.5 trillion dollar tax bill put together by Republican lawmakers is facing a new hurdle after Senator Marco Rubio of Florida said he would vote no on the bill unless it included a greater expansion of the child tax credit.

The New York Times reports that lawmakers are also facing “continuing questions about how the bill will be paid for and how much of the benefits will flow to low- and middle-income people versus corporations.”

Senate and House lawmakers had agreed on a merged version of their tax bills earlier this week and hoped to vote and have a bill ready for President Trump to sign by Christmas.

 

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15 STUDENTS ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH HAZING INCIDENT AT RADFORD UNIVERSITY

Radford University students arrested for involvement with a hazing incident. (Image: Radford Police)

It’s been a bad year for fraternities.

In the latest black eye for frat parties, Radford, Virginia police have arrested 15 students in connection with a September hazing incident at Radford University, in which male student was forced to drink a large amount of liquor, then was burned after he passed out.

A Radford statement said “any Radford students found in violation of the Standards of Student Conduct will be held fully accountable. Possible sanctions may include warning, probation, suspension or dismissal.”

 


TODAY IN A TWEET

It’s a Star Wars premiere day. Do you have your tickets to see ‘The Last Jedi’ yet?

 


LAST BUT NOT LEAST: 5 WAYS TO GET RID OF TEXTBOOKS YOU NO LONGER NEED

Bye bye books. (Image: Uloop News file photo)

As the semester comes to a close, you might find yourself with a stack of textbooks left over from classes that you’ve already completed and no longer want to think about.

Given that textbooks can take up a lot of space, and are of considerably lesser value once you’ve completed the course that you needed them for, the end of the semester is the perfect time to get rid of them.

Uloop’s  Christine Ascher has put together 5 simple ways to unload your books and make some extra cash. 

 


Friday. Winter break. Finals are over. Breathe. Yes!

And remember, you can use Uloop to find a part time job on your campus, connect with a tutor or get a head start on housing for next year. 

 


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