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Hill Briefs: Lawmaker Requests Hearing on Marijuana Taxation (1)

Oct. 17, 2018, 6:57 PMUpdated: Oct. 17, 2018, 10:43 PM

A Democratic lawmaker asks the House Ways and Means Committee for a hearing on the taxation of marijuana; President Donald Trump says he will ask his Cabinet to cut department budgets by 5 percent next year; the Heritage Foundation warns against repealing the 2017 tax law; and more.

Marijuana Tax Hearing

Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) wants the Ways and Means Committee to schedule a hearing on the “unequal and unfair taxation” of marijuana businesses next year if Democrats win control of the House in the November midterm elections.

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