Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Today on The Signorile Show!

3:15pm ET - On January 16, 2015 the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it was granting four petitions to review the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in DeBoer v. Snyder, which had rejected the claim that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry and to have such marriages recognized by other states.  Joining us today to discuss this announcement and what we can expect from the Justices is Art Leonard, professor of law at New York Law School.

4:35pm ET - In 2015, according to a new study by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, a group that evaluates the local tax burden in every state, the poorest fifth of Americans will pay on average 10.9 percent of their income in state and local taxes, the middle fifth will pay 9.4 percent, and the top 1 percent will pay on average only 5.4 percent.  Joining us today to discuss how these unfair tax systems not only exacerbate widening income inequality in the short term, but also leave states struggling to meet their basic needs in the long term is Carl Davis, a Senior Analyst for the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP).  You can also follow ITEP on twitter

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