Voting

San Francisco's IPO tax won't be on the ballot until 2020

illustration of a torn up ballot
Illustration: Rebecca Zisser/Axios

San Francisco's IPO tax is dead! Long live San Francisco's IPO tax!

The backdrop: Voters were to be asked this November to approve a corporate tax increase on stock-based compensation from 0.38% to 1.5%. It would have been retroactive to May 7, just days before Uber went public.

Voters trust no one on health care costs

People with gravestones for signs about medicare costs
Protestors in New York City in 2017. Photo: Erik McGregor/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

Americans don't particularly trust anyone to keep health care costs under control, but they really don't trust the industry — including insurers — according to polling from Morning Consult.

By the numbers: 41% of voters said they have at least some trust in federal agencies when it comes to cost control, compared to 47% with little or no trust in the feds.