WHAT THEY’RE READING: How Biden’s Budget Would Benefit States, Communities Across the Country
March 31, 2022
Headlines across the country are continuing highlight how President Biden’s budget for Fiscal Year 2023 would impose a new Billionaire Minimum Income Tax on the wealthiest Americans, reduce the deficit by more than $1 trillion over the next decade, advance safety and security at home and around the world, and make the investments needed to build a better America.
Here is what people in states across the country are reading this week about how Biden’s budget would impact them:
- In Oregon: Herald and News: Tax time: GOP resists Biden’s push to increase taxes on billionaires, corporations
- In Massachusetts: Newburyport Daily News: Mass. lawmakers back Biden’s billionaires’ tax
- In Georgia: Atlanta Journal-Constituion: How Biden’s 2023 budget plan could impact Georgia
- In North Carolina: SpectrumNews1: President Biden wants more money for police officers
- In Wisconsin: Wisconsin Public Radio: Wisconsin environmental groups see promise in Biden’s funding proposal for EPA
- In Michigan: 9and10news: Soo Locks May Receive $82.5 million from President Biden’s 2023 Budget Plan
- In Minnesota: Red Lake Nation News: Joe Biden calls for substantial Indian health funding
- In Virginia: WTKR: President Biden’s 2023 budget includes extra funding for Chesapeake Bay Program
- In Washington: Fox13: President Biden’s proposed 2023 budget would provide $516.6 million for Sound Transit
President Biden’s middle class-focused budget comes as Republicans have laid out an agenda of tax hikes and raised premiums. Over the weekend, NRSC Chair and Senator Rick Scott struggled to defend his plan to raise taxes on the poorest Americans and sunset Social Security and Medicare in five years. And Senator Ron Johnson is facing heat at home for saying that Republicans should repeal the Affordable Care Act if they take back power, which could raise premiums and kick millions off of their health insurance.