By David M. Drucker and Susan Ferrechio | 12/10/13 07:36 AM
A proposal to raise various government fees to offset sequester-driven budget cuts is at the heart of a pending Congressional budget deal, though some are warning lawmakers that higher fees is another way of saying tax increase.
12/09/13 01:51 PM
(thehill.com) Despite signs lawmakers could finalize a deal this week, most Americans are bracing for another shutdown.
12/09/13 01:46 PM
(www.washingtonpost.com) A closer look at why Republicans may actually agree to increase spending (somewhat) next year. The negotiators hashing out a budget deal in Congress right now have a fairly modest goal: They'd like to avert at least some of the automatic budget cuts that are scheduled to...
12/09/13 01:42 PM
(www.sfgate.com) SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) -- New Mexico expects strong enough revenue growth to allow for a possible 5 percent budget increase next year for public education and other government programs, according to a financial forecast Monday that will guide spending decisions during the upcoming...
By Associated Press | 12/09/13 01:00 PM
Fresh from shackling the traditional blocking ability of the Senate's minority party, Democrats are ready to muscle through President Obama's nominees for pivotal judgeships and other top jobs. Despite last month's Democratic power play, Senate Republicans retain the power to slow, though not...
By Joseph Lawler | 12/09/13 09:08 AM
Friday is the deadline for the budget conference committee mandated by the debt ceiling deal to reach an agreement. The top negotiators, Democratic Sen. Patty Murray of Washington and Republican House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, are considering a deal that would lift some of the...
By David M. Drucker and Susan Ferrechio | 12/09/13 05:52 AM
The House on Monday kicked off its last work week of the year with lawmakers still needing to approve a budget bill to keep the government running after Jan. 15 while softening budget cuts that are squeezing domestic and military spending. The Senate also returns Monday after a two-week...
12/07/13 02:27 PM
(www.businessweek.com) U.S. negotiators will work through the weekend trying to craft a limited deal to ease automatic spending cuts as opposition emerged from targeted groups, including airlines and federal employees.
By Susan Crabtree | 12/06/13 04:01 PM
The White House stressed the importance of passing a new round of unemployment insurance before Congress leaves on its holiday break next week but did not insist that it be part of any budget deal lawmakers on Capitol Hill are finalizing. Unemployment benefits for nearly 1.3 million people are...
By Kelly Cohen | 12/06/13 02:53 PM
A nonprofit government accountability group, Cause of Action filed an appeal in October of a decision by the National Archives and Records Administration to withhold its records about the commission. The records are now held at the National Archives.
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