Michael Finnegan

Writer

Michael Finnegan is a politics writer at the Los Angeles Times. Since joining the Times in 2000, he has covered elections for president, governor and mayor. His current beat is the Donald Trump campaign. In 2011, Finnegan and fellow Times reporter Gale Holland won the Worth Bingham Prize for Investigative Journalism for articles on rampant waste in the $6-billion rebuilding of Los Angeles community colleges. A Los Angeles native, Finnegan started newspaper work at the Hudson Dispatch in New Jersey. For seven years, he covered city and state politics at the New York Daily News. He plays piano on the side.

Recent Articles

  • Trump could have avoided paying taxes for years, report says

    Trump could have avoided paying taxes for years, report says

    Campaign 2016 updates: Report reveals details about Trump's taxes Oct. 1, 2016, 8:35 p.m. Donald Trump declared a nearly billion-dollar writedown on his tax returns in 1995, a report showed. Trump has refrained from releasing his tax returns for the duration of the campaign.Trump's 1995 tax returns...

  • Trump may have avoided paying taxes for years, report says

    Trump may have avoided paying taxes for years, report says

    Donald Trump’s troubled presidential ambitions were rocked anew Saturday night with a New York Times story that said the Republican nominee had declared a nearly billion-dollar loss on his tax return for 1995 that “could have allowed him to legally avoid paying any federal income taxes for up to...

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