Several news sources, including The Associated Press, Bloomberg and The Hill, reported yesterday afternoon and this morning that Senate Budget Committee Chair Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and House Budget Chair Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), who are leading the fiscal year 2014 budget conference committee, are close to a deal on a two-year fiscal outline.
Each week this year (with the exception of Thanksgiving and Christmas) we will examine the fiscal and economic health of one of the U.S. states. Our 49th state in this series is Utah. Here are the top five (or more) things you need to know about the Beehive State.
Recently, The Washington Times reported that officials working on a federal conservation task force may have taken a Caribbean vacation on the taxpayers’ dime.
Today we bring our focus back to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). To begin, CNN reports Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is the “top congressional leader to exempt some of his staff from having to buy insurance through the law’s new exchanges.”
With the Obama Administration’s deadline for fixing HealthCare.gov passed (read what the president’s hometown Chicago Tribune said about the administration’s efforts), the next date on which Washington is focused is Dec. 13.
The U.S. House will be back in session today after the Thanksgiving holiday, but the Senate will not. Both chambers plan to recess for the year by mid-December but, as The Wall Street Journal notes, they still have a lot to accomplish.
As Thanksgiving draws near, Congress is debating a five-year farm bill reauthorization. We hope that bill will reform or cut some of these five subsidies:.
Accountants don’t have the most exciting job, but they do have an important job. With a bureaucracy the size of the U.S. government, accountants are part of the system to ensure taxpayer dollars are spent responsibly.
Or at least they should be.
Each week this year (with the exception of Thanksgiving and Christmas) we will examine the fiscal and economic health of one of the U.S. states. Our 48th state in this series is South Dakota. Here are the top five (or more) things you need to know about the Mount Rushmore State.
When President Barack Obama first proposed to reform the nation’s health care system he said his plan would reduce the average family’s premium by $2,500. According to USA Today, premiums for ACA plans are actually quite expensive. The newspaper reports, “Sweeping differences in health care exchange pricing among states and counties is leading to sticker shock for some middle-class consumers and others who aren’t eligible for subsidies under the Affordable Care Act.