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States Should Cut Spending, Not Raise Taxes

As taxpayers and businesses try to recover from the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, state governments should be focused on cutting spending to offset revenue losses, not raising taxes.  

CAGW Staff July 1, 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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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. 

Allen Johnson October 17, 2019
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NIH Should Close Montana Facility to Pay for $1.3 Billion of Repairs

Current state of NIH facilities could undermine life saving research.

Allen Johnson August 29, 2019
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Defense Contractors Return $200 Million in Self-Reported Waste

The DOD IG reports defense contractors have returned more than $200 million over the last decade in self-reported waste.

Allen Johnson August 16, 2019
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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.

Allen Johnson August 2, 2019
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CCAGW Urges Members of Congress to Oppose Disastrous Budget Deal

House Democrats and the President have reached a deal that would raise discretionary spending caps by $320 billion over the next two years with less than a quarter in offsets. This agreement totally abandons the government’s fiscal responsibility.

Allen Johnson July 23, 2019
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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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California's Budget Projects a $22 Billion Surplus, Yet Wants Billions More in New Taxes

After 32 consecutive victories on the TV game show “Jeopardy,” James Holzhauer, a professional sports gambler from Las Vegas, Nevada, saw his incredible winning streak come to an end.  Finishing with $2,462,216 in total prize money, James

Peter Klensch 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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House Subcommittee Concerned over "Too Big to Fail" Mentality at NASA

On Thursday, June 14, 2018, the House of Representative’s Subcommittee on Space met to discuss the rising cost and schedule overruns at the National Aeronautics

Allen Johnson June 15, 2018
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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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