In this morning's email we look in detail at the new Tax Working Group and the parameters the Government has set for it.
Jacinda Ardern's 'captain's call' to consider introducing a Capital Gains Tax in her first term was the strategic error that may have cost her the Prime Minister's job for at least three years. Bernard Hickey analyses that near-fatal decision and why it was so dangerous to even touch the hair trigger of the most explosive issue in New Zealand's political economy.
In today's email we find Bill English confident of an election win even though the polls say it could go either way.
With 32 days until the election, the Greens are facing another crisis after the resignation of a top official.
For the convenience of email-avoiding subscribers and samplers, here's the email sent earlier on Monday morning, including David Cunliffe's reaction to an anonymous Labour source's complaint about his Queenstown skiing holiday and New Zealand First's economic policy launch
Labour has released its alternative Budget policy, including its plans for new tax rates and overall new spending. Here's a policy briefing on the details, the pros and cons and the political positioning.