Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.
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KISSIMMEE, Florida At Leslie Campbell’s office in the central Florida city of St. Cloud, the phone will not stop ringing. | Video
California Governor Jerry Brown proposed a budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year on Wednesday that would be a 5 percent increase over the current year, with greater spending on education and transportation, while he warned about a likely a economic downturn in the future.
U.S. states could see revenue growth in 2018 from improving national economics, but difficult demographics and macroeconomic challenges are on the horizon, according to a report released Tuesday from S&P Global Ratings.
Pension fund giant CalPERS said on Monday that it would increase its allocation of fixed income to 28 percent from 20 percent in order to reduce risks in its $346 billion portfolio.
SAN FRANCISCO The final Republican tax bill released on Friday keeps a tax break for municipal bonds used to finance hospitals, affordable housing and other projects but eliminates a way issuers can take advantage of low interest rates.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 15 The U.S. House Republican final tax bill released on Friday keeps a tax break for municipal bonds used to finance hospitals, affordable housing and other projects, but eliminates a way issuers can take advantage of low interest rates.
SAN FRANCISCO U.S. state and local government tax revenues increased 1.8 percent in the second quarter from a year earlier, more slowly than the 2.2 percent average for the previous four quarters, the Rockefeller Institute of Government said in a report released on Friday.
SALINAS, Puerto Rico/NEW YORK In the rural village of Salinas in southern Puerto Rico, frayed electric lines hanging from a utility pole blew in the breeze last week near the town square. | Video
CHICAGO/SAN FRANCISCO The possibility that U.S. Congress could end federal tax breaks for a significant portion of the municipal market, raising borrowing costs for states, cities, hospitals and other debt issuers, is spurring a year-end spike in tax-free bond sales.
WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO Puerto Rico, still reeling from Hurricane Maria, is asking the Trump administration and U.S. lawmakers for help in staving off a Medicaid crisis that has put a quarter of the island’s residents at risk of losing medical care.
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