TRO “Music of the Masters IX” Concert on June 4

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TRO also presents A Family Concert prior to this Music of the Masters IX Concert. From 1pm, children (and adults) can try out instruments that they want to play from the orchestra. From 1:30pm, TRO will play 30 minute concert. Last 7 min. will be devoted to have children coming up to the podium and experience conducting on the podium. Free Concert.

info: www.tucsonrepertoryorchestra.org.

Political Calendar: Week of May 29, 2016

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Political Calendar for the Week of May 29, 2016:

Sunday, May 29, 8:00 p.m.: Laughing Liberally Tucson returns to lampoon the national, state and local political scene. Come out and enjoy Tucson’s best and brightest comics as we try our best to save democracy…one laugh at a time. it’s FUN…it’s FREE…New Location! Hotel Congress, 311 E. Congress Street, downtown Tucson. Last Sunday every month.

Monday, May 30: Memorial Day (observed).
MemorialDayMonday, May 30, Noon: Democrats of Greater Tucson luncheon, Dragon’s View Restaurant (400 N. Bonita, South of St. Mary’s Road between the Freeway and Grande Avenue, turn South at Furr’s Cafeteria). New price: buffet lunch is $10.00 cash, $12 credit; just a drink is $3.50. No DGT in observance of Memorial Day. Next Week: Dustin Williams, candidate for Pima County Superintendent of Public Instruction.

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What is Donald Trump hiding? He’s a corporate welfare king

Pig-TroughDonald Trump has been refusing to release his tax returns, and now we have a pretty good idea why: He has been feeding at the public trough. Dana Milbank writes at the Washington Post, Donald Trump, the welfare king:

The Post’s Drew Harwell reported over the weekend that, for at least two years in the late 1970s (the last time Trump’s tax information was made public), Trump paid no federal income taxes. Several tax experts I spoke with said it’s entirely possible that Trump has continued to report negative income — and therefore not pay taxes — because of loopholes and dubious deductions that benefit powerful real estate interests. They say it’s likely that whatever taxes he does pay would be at a rate lower than the average worker pays.

That’s typical for Trump’s line of work. Because of depreciation, the deductibility of interest and other tax breaks, the effective tax rate on the real estate sector is lower than most industries, and in some cases negative.

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