Friday, December 8, 2017

Change Coming to Grad Student Tax?

Inside Higher Ed is reporting a possible changing of the mind going on in the House on the so-called grad student tax (a tax on tuition waivers).

Representative Pete Sessions, a Texas Republican, on Thursday circulated a letter to House colleagues urging GOP leaders to exclude from final tax reform legislation a provision that would tax graduate students' tuition benefits. The letter signals at least one House Republican is focused on an issue graduate students across the country have organized around for weeks. 
On Tuesday, about 40 graduate students protested at the office of House Speaker Paul Ryan, leading to nine arrests...

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