The Trump administration attempted to end the census count early but a judge has ruled against it. Diane talks about the twists and turns in the 2020 census with Andrew Whitby, author of "The Sum of the People: How the Census Has Shaped Nations, from the Ancient World to the Modern Age."
Two years ago, Republicans passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. One of the provisions nestled into the 185-page document created a tax break in exchange for investment in so-called “opportunity zones,” or poor communities in cities around the country.
Now, it appears that even as the rich benefit from the tax break, little money is reaching those the legislation intended to help.
Jesse Drucker of the New York Times joins Diane to explain how this happened and what it says about President Trump’s approach to tax policy.
- Jesse Drucker Reporter, New York Times
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