By David A. Lieb | 06/25/14 08:53 AM
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed or froze more than $1.1 billion in spending Tuesday, citing concerns about declining revenues and the potential for new tax breaks to drain state dollars even further.
By Peter Jackson | 06/25/14 08:51 AM
Republicans on the Pennsylvania House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday approved a spending blueprint that would hold the line on taxes, but would scale back increases for education and human services proposed by Gov. Tom Corbett while relying heavily on the unlikely sell-off of the state's...
By Associated Press | 06/25/14 08:49 AM
A judge is set to hear arguments over New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's plan to use pension payments to balance the budget.
By Ashe Schow | 06/24/14 06:34 PM
Either Democrats are still not over last October's government shutdown or they're seriously out of campaign ideas, because they just sent Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, a bill for $24 billion - the estimated cost of the shutdown.
By Steve Chapman | 06/23/14 10:28 AM
The government normally doesn't care whether you or I accumulate large bills for home improvement, a new car or exotic vacations. But President Obama feels no hesitation in concluding that the cost of higher education has placed "too big a debt load on too many young people." Therefore,...
By Judy Lin | 06/23/14 07:56 AM
California has been praised by health advocates for its early embrace of the federal health care expansion, but the new state budget has raised questions about its commitment to getting the poorest residents into doctors' offices and dentists' chairs.
By Erika Niedowski | 06/23/14 07:53 AM
Rhode Island's General Assembly adjourned for the year early Saturday after pushing through legislation outlining a plan to expand gambling in Newport and scores of other bills, including one suspending the use of standardized tests as a graduation requirement.
By Timothy P. Carney | 06/20/14 05:30 PM
Mississippi voters can help their state's economy this Tuesday by sending Sen. Thad Cochran into retirement.
By Elias R. Gutierrez | 06/20/14 12:00 PM
After nine years of economic stagnation, Puerto Rico is in desperate need of private investment, as the island teeters on financial collapse.
By Steve Chapman | 06/19/14 11:03 AM
The gross U.S. government debt now stands at $17 trillion, more than double what it was a decade ago. It's still expanding, as the Treasury pays out more than it takes in, and the shortfall is expected to grow over the next decade. So it's deeply gratifying to learn that Americans are "highly...
By Joseph Lawler and Ryan Teague Beckwith | 06/19/14 10:29 AM
With overall student debt in the U.S. at more than $1 trillion, many lawmakers are pushing legislation to lower graduates' repayment costs. President Obama recently expanded a federal program to cap borrowers' interest payments, while a measure to change interest rates on loans has stalled in...
By Mark Tapscott | 06/17/14 04:45 PM
An innovative data analysis finds that states with high levels of public corruption spend less on schools and public health because its easier for dishonest officials to extract bribes from other activities like construction, road-building, public finance and government employee compensation.
By Lisa Ruhl | 06/17/14 01:52 PM
The future of the federal budget is very much in flux. Bipartisan budget experts forsee a grim future if nothing is done to stifle the budget deficit. It currently stands at about $500 billion and is expected to top $1 trillion in the next 10 years.
By Sean Lengell | 06/17/14 01:10 PM
The No. 2 House Democrat doesn't anticipate a repeat of October's partial government shutdown, saying Republicans “are not stupid” to again demand spending cuts and other conditions that led to last year's budget impasse. House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer said that despite deep ideological...
By Melinda Deslatte | 06/17/14 08:45 AM
Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter on Monday left open the possibility of expanding Louisiana's Medicaid program to cover more of the working poor.
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