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New USDA Rule Will Help Reduce SNAP Abuse and Encourage Work

The program today has little meaningful oversight and is persistently susceptible to fraud.

The End to the Chicago Teacher Strike Underscores Pension Crisis

While Windy City children can finally start heading back to school, the Chicago Teachers Union’s (CTU) 11-day strike resulted in no reform, to the detriment of students, taxpayers, and the fiscal health of the entire state of Illinois.

Senate Omnibus Likely Loaded with Old Earmarks

Nearly all of the programs that received earmarks last year in the relevant appropriations bills were funded again in the Senate omnibus bill. It appears that Senators loaded up the bill with the same old earmarks. 

Best Laid Plans: Another USPS IG Report, Another Failed Attempt to Save Money

As has been pointed out repeatedly in the past few years, United States Postal Service (USPS) management continues to struggle mightily to enact efficiencies or carve out savings from its operations.  And this continues to be the case despite the dramatic drop in mail volume and USPS Postmaster General (PMG) Megan Brennan’s regular declarations and testimony before Congress that her team is aggressively managing the business.  The USPS has had nearly thirteen consecutive years of losses

Senate Budget Committee Makes Budget Reports Available for the Public Online

The Senate Budget Committee's Chairman has introduced a new budget scorekeeping report on the Budget Committee's website to provide a regular accounting of budget developments. 

CAGW Releases $3.9 Trillion in Waste-Cutting Recommendations

Prime Cuts 2019 is a roadmap for the bold action needed to restore fiscal sanity and help prevent a financial disaster.

CAGW Names Illinois Gov. J. B. Pritzker September 2019 Porker of the Month

Illinois Governor J. B. Pritzker (D) signed a $40.1 billion budget without any spending restraints and $1.4 billion in pork-barrel projects.

CBO Report Shows Trillion-Dollar Deficits and Much Worse Around the Corner

An already grim fiscal outlook grew worse in the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) update to its Budget and Economic Outlook for 2019 to 2029.

CAGW Names Rep. John Carter August 2019 Porker of the Month

Rep. John Carter (R-Texas) is the August 2019 Porker of the Month for voting for the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019 (BBA), which saddles taxpayers with more spending and debt.

Senate Adds $1.7 Trillion to Deficit

The U.S. government is currently over $22 trillion in debt, a fact some of the bill’s Republican opponents raised during debate.

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CAGW Names Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot November 2019 Porker of the Month

Mayor Lightfoot is CAGW's Porker of the Month for caving to the Chicago Teachers Union by agreeing to their billion-dollar demands.