Here’s a roundup of the latest must-read budget and economic stories:
Congress will vote this week on a short-term increase to the debt limit. Bloomberg, The Hill and Politico have the story.
The Associated Press, Business Insider, The New York Times, Politico, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post look at the agenda President Obama outlined in his second inaugural address.
Politico notes President Obama did not address reforming entitlements in his speech yesterday.
The Hill says Democrats from more conservative-leaning states would have a hard time supporting a budget with more tax increases (which is what Reuters says the Senate plans to pass).
USA Today examines whether the recent payroll tax increase will affect consumer spending.
CNN considers the prospects for tax reform.
The Washington Post looks at the philosophy of President Obama’s Treasury nominee, Jack Lew.