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States Should Cut Spending, Not Raise Taxes

State governments should be focused on cutting spending to offset revenue losses, not raising taxes.  

CAGW Staff July 1, 2020
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California Legislature Rightfully Criticizes Gov. Newsom for Government Overreach

Members of the California State Legislature have criticized Governor Gavin Newsom for keeping lawmakers in the dark about spending plans. 

Frances Floresca June 2, 2020
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Federal Bailouts Punish Fiscally Responsible States

The House of Representatives prepares to vote on a $3 trillion stimulus bill, which includes $875 billion for state and local governments. 

Frances Floresca May 14, 2020
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Congress Drives the "Megabus" Off the Tracks

Even with the national debt at more than $22 trillion and trillion-dollar annual deficits beginning in fiscal year (FY) 2022, Congress continues full-speed ahead towards another fiscal disaster.  This week’s poor spending decision comes from H.R....

CAGW Staff June 20, 2019
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RSC Budget Provides Only Clear Path Toward Fiscal Responsibility

The national debt stands at more than $22 trillion, with trillion-dollar deficits right around the corner.  Entitlement spending continues to rise and is projected to make up 60 percent of spending for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020.

Peter Klensch May 2, 2019
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Rescission and the Trump Administration

Rescission is an abstruse presidential tool passed amid the Nixon administration under the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974.

Allen Johnson April 11, 2018
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Up In Smoke: What Happened to the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement Money?

In November 1998, forty-six US states, along with the District of Columbia and five US territories, and the major tobacco companies entered into a contract of an extraordinary nature.  (The other four states, Florida, Minnesota, Mississippi, and...

Spencer Chretien December 12, 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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OMB: House Spending Bills Over Statutory Spending Caps Bust the Statutory Caps

In a sequestration report released on August 19, 2016, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) found that the fiscal year (FY) 2017 appropriations bills

Rachel Cole August 25, 2016

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