Meanwhile, in the States...
While there is gridlock on the tax front in Washington, there are many developments in state capitals across the country that affect taxpayers.
Below is a roundup of state tax activity from this past week:
Delaware: Delaware House approves corporate income tax changes.
Idaho: Lawmakers doubting whether Gov. Otter’s budget includes tax cuts.
Illinois: Hospital property tax exemptions on hold after court action.
Indiana: House committee approves gas, cigarette tax hikes for road funding.
Iowa: $10 million biochemical tax credit plan unveiled in Iowa Senate.
Kansas: Kansas loses tax revenue from grocery shopping out of state.
Kentucky: State Senate president predicts tight budget.
Maine: Legislature tries to reverse $3 million in taxes on veterans.
Maryland: Gov. Hogan (R) clashes with Democrats on how to spend state surplus.
Michigan: Republicans introduce sales tax increase for road funding.
Mississippi: State sees rapid decrease in sales tax revenue.
Missouri: Gov. Nixon (D) proposes $600 million in new spending in state of state address.
Pennsylvania: State Senate passes temporary bill to keep prisons open.
Tennessee: New program finds $60 million in unreported retail taxes.
Virginia: A pending real estate tax would pay for new interstate.
West Virginia: Legislators promise to address road repairs.