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Britain's budget deficit unexpectedly increased in April

LONDON — Public sector net borrowing increased by £1.2 billion in April compared to the same time in 2016, the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics released on Tuesday showed. "Public sector net borrowing (excluding...Show More Summary

Looking for quick, massive infrastructure spending in Trump’s budget? Don’t hold your breath

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Looking for quick, massive infrastructure spending in Trump’s budget? Forget it WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump made rebuilding the nation’s infrastructure a major job-creating campaign pledge. But while his first big federal budget proposal has $200 billion for that purpose, most...

Trump’s proposed $4.1 trillion budget eyes deep domestic cuts

The budget slashes safety net programs for the poor, targeting food stamps and Medicaid, relying on rosy projections about the nation's economic growth. Continue reading ? The post Trump’s proposed $4.1 trillion budget eyes deep domestic cuts appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Looking for quick, massive infrastructure spending in Trump’s budget? Forget it.

President Donald Trump made rebuilding the nation’s infrastructure a major job-creating campaign pledge. But while his first big federal budget proposal has $200 billion for that purpose, most of it … Click to Continue »

Trump's budget plan continues his deceitful attack on the disabled — and violates a campaign pledge

We pointed out back in March that Trump budget direct Mick Mulvaney displayed an alarming ignorance about Social Security disability benefits during an appearance on the CBS program “Face the Nation.” Now it turns out that there was method to his muttering. In effect, Mulvaney was telegraphing...

New Mexico budget woes bring national teachers union leader

The national president of the American Federation of Teachers is coming to New Mexico amid the state's budget woes. Randi Weingarten is scheduled to visit Santa Fe on Wednesday as … Click to Continue »

Why Copyright Law Poses a Barrier to Canada’s Artificial Intelligence Ambitions

The federal government placed a big bet in this year’s budget on Canada becoming a world leader in artificial intelligence (AI), investing millions of dollars on a national strategy to support research and commercialization. The hope...Show More Summary

California budget includes extra $15 million to help undocumented residents fight deportation

California continues to be at the forefront of the resistance against Donald Trump’s national mass deportation dragnet, with Gov. Jerry Brown setting aside an extra $15 million in the state budget to expand legal services for undocumented...Show More Summary

GOP Class Warfare

Once again, the primary threat to this nation is not Donald Trump, it’s the Republican Party. Under enormous internal pressure to quickly balance the budget, Republicans are considering slashing more than $400 billion in spending through a process to evade Democratic filibusters in the Senate, multiple sources told POLITICO. The proposal, which would be part […]

Open thread for night owls. Harper's Index excerpts: U.S. Special Forces operating in 102 nations

Here are some excerpts from the June edition of the Harper’s Index: Portion of Oklahoma school districts that have switched to four-day weeks because of budget cuts: 1/5 [...] Percentage of Americans who estimate they will need at least...Show More Summary

Report: Here Are The Cities That Spend The Most On Culture Worldwide

It suggests that a high proportion of national culture budgets is spent on capital cities because they have large ‘sunk investments’ that create a revenue and capital legacy. By contrast, in cities in China, which have less ‘legacy’ cultural infrastructure in which to invest, “it appears that Chinese cities are placing a greater priority on […]

Constructive Feedback University: I Am Forced To Give Credit To Democratic US Senator Coons. He Traveled To South Sudan, East Africa And Framed This Massive Human Tragedy In The Context Of "TRUMP BUDGET CUTS FOR HUMANITARIAN AID"

I CANNOT FAULT US SENATOR COONS FOR FRAMING THE SITUATION IN SOUTH SUDAN IN TERMS OF "UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT FOREIGN AID FUNDING" POLICY SOUTH SUDAN BECAME A SOVEREIGN INDEPENDENT NATION 10 YEARS AGO, BREAKING AWAY FROM "SUDAN" - ITS OPPRESSIVE NEIGHBOR TO THE NORTH. Show More Summary

Gov. Jerry Brown offers more cash in his new budget, jabs lawmakers who follow Trump's lead

Although California Gov. Jerry Brown sent legislators a budget plan on Thursday with a surprisingly new optimism on tax revenues, he warned of major cuts under national healthcare changes. And he specifically called out Republican members of Congress from California for voting for a plan that hurt...

Three Things on a Teaching Thursday

This semester provided me with significant food for thought. There was campus budget chaos, new priorities in our department, and likely changes to my family’s income (not to mention developments in our local and national political scene). These things got me thinking about about my experience teaching this year and how certain national and local… Read More ?

Oakland schools hire superintendent amid budget mess

After a national search, the Oakland school board picked a city native and longtime employee to serve as superintendent and steer the district through a budget crisis. Kyla Johnson-Trammel, now the district’s interim deputy superintendent,...Show More Summary

Beyond The NEA budget: The Political Side Of Art

by Niv Sultan The Recording Academy’s high-wattage GRAMMYs on the Hill event in early April honored Sens. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) for their commitment to the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) — an agency that...Show More Summary

Wait, Is The Australian Government Spending $700k On Changing The Fire Danger Rating System?

In the 2017 Federal Budget, handed down this evening, there is $0.7 million allocated over a two year period to create a National Fire Danger Rating System. More »      

Summary Of The Health Budget Changes In The Budget. You Are Stuck With A myHR!

Budget Outcome - 2017-18 HEALTH The government is set to fully fund the National Disability Insurance Scheme beyond 2019 in Tuesday's Budget. The Australian reports the NDIS funding will be the centrepiece social policy, set to be revealed...Show More Summary

Editorials from around Ohio

Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: The Canton Repository, May 7 It's far from perfect, but the latest version of the state's biennium budget … Click to Continue »

It appears Trump has saved the NEA for a rainy day

Breitbart News, mouthpiece of Trumpworld, reports that the proposed Congressional budget increases the budgets of both the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities, agencies that President Donald Trump planned to eliminate in his own budget proposal this year…. Show More Summary

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