Kat Lucero

Reporter, The Hill Extra Finance

Washington, D.C.

Kat Lucero

D.C.-based tax reporter


Renacci Seeks to Pass Entire ID Theft Bill

As a CPA and business owner, Rep. Renacci, R-Ohio, has been preparing his own federal income tax return forms for several decades. The final product becomes a thick pile of documents, which the House Ways and Means Committee member submits to the IRS on the extension date in October instead of the regular filing deadline in April.
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Roskam to Continue Oversight's Push for Asset Forfeiture Reform

I sat down with Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chair Peter J. Roskam of Illinois to talk about his work on civil asset forfeiture, IRS administration, tax-exemption in higher education, and Iran.
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Senate Appropriators Adopt $10.48 Billion IRS Funding Bill

The Senate Appropriations Committee on July 23 approved legislation that would continue the ongoing budget cuts at the IRS and yet would seek to improve taxpayer services ...
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Two environment stories on the front page

D.C. Dept. of the Environment has postponed plans to overhaul its solar panel rebate program. ..... DC Water is seeking public comment as it prepares to study options for controlling sewage overflows into the Potomac River.
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Kennedy Center unveils more expansion details

A two-story structure on the Potomac River and two new pavilions connected underground are among the recently revealed details of a proposed major Kennedy Center expansion. In addition to the Kennedy Center, the Georgetown Current's front page also featured my local arts story -- "Local graffiti artist debuts in Georgetown's FAD."
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Local Marine runs 65 miles for cystic fibrosis fundraiser

A Palisades resident ran 65 miles around D.C.'s Tidal Basin on Saturday to raise money for foundation seeking cure for cystic fibrosis, which his wife has had since birth. (all editions)
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Local Graffiti Artist Debuts in Georgetown for FAD

Local artist Kelly Towles likes to root for the underdog.
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Three front page stories for the Georgetown Current

Georgetown Univ. master planning will soon roll out sustainability, medical center schemes ... Georgetown House and Garden tour this weekend ... Local couple "quietly, humbly and awesomely restoring" Rock Creek Park (Dupont Circle/Georgetown/West End) for 25+ years
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City picks art center for Franklin redevelopment

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ANC supports two visions for Franklin School

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Plan Eyes for S Street Parking

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Duncan Phillips' Veneration of Georges Braque on Display

To Duncan Phillips, Georges Braque was the apple of his eye. The collector was first appalled by Cubism in its early stages, led by Picasso. However, he credits his later understanding of the style in the late 1920s largely to Braque's work.
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Kat Lucero

Kat recently joined The Hill Extra Finance. She earned her federal policy and regulation reporting chops as a congressional reporter for Tax Analysts, where she covered a wide range of tax-related topics from the IRS commissioner impeachment efforts to the Treasury Department's controversial proposed debt-equity rules.

She previously wrote for the Current Newspapers, a group of community weekly publications covering Northwest Washington, D.C. She also immersed herself in data journalism, following the money trail in policy and politics as a fellow for the Sunlight Foundation Reporting Group. She also contributed to DCist, Eater DC, Washington Diplomat, Washingtonian, Elevation DC and the Washington Post Express.

Her past life involved graduate school, market research, polling, political research and campaigns, lots of political science courses, and a college newsroom inside an eerily beautiful gothic building that was torn down to expand an "L" station. (Guess where she's from...)



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