03/26/14 09:00 PM
DENVER (AP) — Colorado's public schools and colleges are getting hundreds of millions in next year's proposed budget to make up for cuts in previous years, and with the economy on the upswing, there's money left over to save for a rainy day. But more money to spend means more wrangling when...
By Joseph Lawler | 03/26/14 06:39 PM
House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling is trying to draw attention back to the nation’s mounting debt ahead of midterm elections that are more likely to revolve around Obamacare. The Texas Republican scheduled a series of hearings on the debt, he says, after reading a...
By Timothy P. Carney | 03/26/14 01:08 PM
Politicians of both parties like to attack "corporate welfare," because the attack taps into both liberal and conservative sensibilities.
03/26/14 12:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story March 25 about top U.S. military officers in the Asia-Pacific region voicing concern about the impact of budget cuts, The Associated Press incorrectly spelled the name of the commander of U.S. forces in South Korea, Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti. A corrected version of...
By Josefa Velasquez | 03/26/14 08:37 AM
New York legislative leaders who met for hours behind closed doors Tuesday trying to finalize the state budget due next week came away saying they were making progress.
By Sophia Tareen | 03/26/14 08:32 AM
Quinn is expected to stress his election-year theme of protecting the middle class as he presents a budget address Wednesday that political experts and lawmakers say could be his toughest yet.
By Susan Ferrechio | 03/25/14 04:02 PM
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., announced Tuesday he has stripped the IMF provision from the Senate bill, even though Democrats, President Obama and some Republicans support it.
03/25/14 01:30 PM
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland House Republicans say the state shouldn't use money that had been planned to strengthen the long-term finances of the pension system to fill a budget hole. The House Minority Caucus released an alternative budget plan on Tuesday. The GOP plan would restore the...
By Michael Barone | 03/25/14 11:48 AM
What's the proper size of government? Here's an article from American Enterprise Institute's The American website citing a study by Canadian economist Livio De Matteo of the free-market Fraser Institute. The bottom line: The optimal government size of maximizing economic growth is 26 percent of...
By Bob Christie | 03/25/14 08:45 AM
The Arizona House of Representatives on Monday failed to reach a budget deal after hours of tenuous discussions and a called off vote that left a frustrated Speaker Andy Tobin huddled with members of his own party who refused to back a plan he endorsed.
By Alan Suderman | 03/24/14 08:53 AM
Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe plans to propose a 2 percent raise for state employees when lawmakers return to Richmond on Monday for a special session in which they will try to pass a roughly $96 billion two-year budget.
By Philip Klein | 03/24/14 08:01 AM
Last fall, as the popular history went, Republicans were locked in a civil war pitting Tea Party purists who wanted to stand on principle against pragmatists representing the party's establishment. But this lazy narrative obscured the reality -- there were many Americans who wanted Republicans...
By Joseph Lawler | 03/24/14 07:57 AM
Last week, Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen briefly threw off markets with an offhanded remark following the Fed's monetary policy announcement that the first interest rate hikes in more than five years would likely come roughly six months after the Fed's monthly asset purchases have been...
By Andrew Taylor | 03/24/14 07:50 AM
Divisions among Republicans over a budget deal and a shortfall in tax estimates are complicating the House GOP's efforts to advance a spending plan this spring. Party leaders insist the GOP-controlled House is moving full speed ahead to approve one, but it has fallen behind schedule amid concerns...
03/24/14 05:02 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Divisions among Republicans over a budget deal and a shortfall in tax estimates are complicating the House GOP's efforts to advance a spending plan this spring. Party leaders insist the GOP-controlled House is moving full speed ahead to approve one, but it has fallen behind...
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