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The Four Most Interesting Tax Ideas from the Campaign Trail
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Presidential hopefuls in both parties have made taxes a central policy issue for 2016.  Some have proposed bold new taxes, others have proposed replacing existing taxes with new ways for the government to raise revenue, and others are rethinking how the tax code should affect low- and middle-income households. Some of these new approaches to taxation may outlive the election season. Experts from the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center discussed the politics and policy behind these campaign proposals.


  • Howard Gleckman, senior fellow, Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center (moderator)
  • Len Burman, Robert C. Pozen director, Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center
  • Elaine Maag, senior research associate, Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center
  • Adele Morris, senior fellow and policy director, Brookings Climate and Energy Economics Project
  • Joe Rosenberg, senior research associate, Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center
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Date & Time Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Urban Institute 2100 M St NW
5th Floor
Washington , DC , 20037
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