The fiscal year 2014 budget conference committee is set to release its plan this week (the deadline set out by the government shutdown agreement calls for it to be released by Friday). The proposal reportedly will not include tax increases, but will raise revenue.
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.
A new study published by the Mercatus Center looks at the many policy decisions that have led to Washington’s growing budget deficits. The study analyzes federal deficits from three different perspectives in order to provide a comprehensive understanding of the policy decisions that have led to our historical fiscal imbalance; the policy decisions that have created our current year deficit; and the major contributors to the deficit. Here are some top findings from the study:
How many government jobs do you think the federal regulatory state supports? Before we give you that answer, we wanted to note this little-known fact: overshadowed by the federal health care exchange website outages is the news that the federal government’s primary regulatory hub, Regulations.Gov, has crashed two times in the last week.
Last week, voters in New Jersey and Virginia headed to the polls to cast their ballots for their governors and other state-level office holders. Observers often turn to the results of these elections to get an early read on where the voters will be in critical mid-term elections.
“Obamacare Horror Story” highlights how the dysfunction and breakdown of the online health insurance exchanges have turned the rollout of the ACA into a national nightmare for millions of Americans.
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 43rd state in this series is Pennsylvania. Here are the top five (or more) things you need to know about the Keystone State:
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 42nd state in this series is Ohio. Here are the top five (or more) things you need to know about the Buckeye State.
Regulations are taxes by another name. Here are the most interesting stories on federal regulation policy from the last week
According to a report from the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) inspector general, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reported critical equipment shortages for its border patrol agents, while the equipment in question sat in storage for more than a year.