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Connecticut and Pennsylvania Pass Budgets

As we finish our Halloween candy and start preparing for Thanksgiving, each of the fifty states has now passed its required budget.  As forty-nine of the fifty states require a balanced budget, which means the politicians can’t always resort to...

Spencer Chretien November 6, 2017
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Connecticut Legislature Passes a Bipartisan Budget Plan

Faced with a budget deficit of $3.5 billion over the next two years, and three months overdue on a budget for fiscal years 2018 and 2019, Connecticut lawmakers face a difficult situation and must make tough choices.  In

Spencer Chretien September 20, 2017
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Congress Passes Continuing Resolution

On September 28, 2016, the U.S.

Rachel Cole September 30, 2016
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IRS Undermines Congressional Budgeting

In a July 2016 report, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) could improve its budget data in its justifications to Congress.  The report found that the IRS, while it has taken steps to more

Rachel Cole July 28, 2016
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House Budget Committee Hearing on Unauthorized Programs and Mandatory Spending

On June 9, 2016, the U.S.

Rachel Cole June 10, 2016
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OMB Tackles Some Low-Hanging Fruit

On January 20, 2016, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) weighed in on a request for comments from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on the requirements that should be included in its guidance to federal departments and agencies for...

Deborah Collier June 3, 2016
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House Sends Obamacare Repeal to the President

Yesterday evening, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3762, the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act, by a vote of 240-181.

Rachel Cole January 7, 2016
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Tonight: The Reconciliation Rule!

This evening, the House Rules Committee will meet to set the debate parameters for H.R. 3762, the Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015, a reconciliation bill that would essentially cripple Obamacare.

Rachel Cole January 5, 2016
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The Need for More Spectrum Auctions

A May 11, 2015 report from the Brattle Group estimates the value of the 645.5 MHz of licensed spectrum currently in use at almost $500 billion.

Deborah Collier May 15, 2015
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CAGW Reaction to SOTU 2015: The President Is in an Alternate Universe

The President’s State of the Union Address would have made a good episode of “The Twilight Zone.” In "The Obama Zone," the following is true, because he either never mentioned the subject matter or failed to properly state the facts...

CAGW Staff January 21, 2015
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By Your Leave: Federal Employees on Administrative Leave Cost Taxpayers Billions

ICYMI, this American Public Media interview with the Washington Post reporter Lisa Rein is a quick primer on a very big problem.

Leslie Paige October 23, 2014
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Don’t Know Much About Algebra

Paul Krawzak wrote in the June 4 Roll Call about some disturbing news that came from an April Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report

Elizabeth Wright June 11, 2014

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