Trump’s Tax Plan, Corrine Brown Trial Starting Today

Trump’s Tax Plan Would Eliminate Most Deductions, Cut Tax Brackets

President Trump’s tax plan would eliminate most deductions for individuals. In a White House briefing, National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin explained that deductions for mortgage interest and charitable giving would remain. Corporate taxes would be reduced from 35 to 15-percent.

Corrine Brown Trial Starting Today

Opening statements are scheduled to be presented today in Jacksonville in the federal fraud trial of former congresswoman Corrine Brown. The government claims Brown used a fake charity as a personal slush fund. Until last year Brown’s district stretched from Jacksonville to Orlando, but court ordered redistricting changed it, to now go from Jacksonville to Tallahassee. The trial is expected to last about a month.

Maryland Releases Roadways Deaths For 2016

Maryland Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn is issuing a call to action to eliminate highway deaths in the state. Preliminary data collected by M-DOT indicates that in 2016, 523 people died in crashes on the state’s roads, up from 521 the year before. Today’s announcement is part of a statewide effort to highlight Maryland’s five-year plan to reduce roadway fatalities by 50 percent in the next two decades.

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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.

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