Don’t want to wait on this until next week, because anyone who wants to act on it needs to do so quickly. The GOP tax bill proposes taxing graduate student tuition waivers as income. This would mean that many grad students would be taxed on a nominal total income of >$50,000, meaning that their actual take home pay would no longer be enough to live on.
Academic scientists are among those best positioned to convey to Congress just how bad an idea this is and how disruptive it would be.
I emphasize that I’m passing on the news without having dug into the details of the bill myself, so it’s possible I’ve overlooked some crucial details. If I’ve made an error or missed something, I’ll correct the post as needed.