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Relisha Rudd’s legacy: Millions to help the homeless in the nation’s capital

Did anyone say her name? Did anyone say, “This is for Relisha.”No, but her fate had to be on everyone’s mind Wednesday as District leaders passed a budget that included $146 million to help feed and house the homeless.Read full article >>

Most Foreign Aid Does Not Go to Neediest Countries, Report Finds

Advocacy group ONE urges donor nations to designate 50% of their aid budgets to "least-developed countries"

Why Does Liberal Rag Salon.com Hate Our Soldiers? Because They Take Money From Welfare Spending

On this Memorial Day, the anti-American cretins at Salon.com have proclaimed our soldiers to be “dangerous” to the nation. Why? Because spending money on our military takes money away from welfare budgets. And they are serious. Before...Show More Summary

For Salon Writer, ‘National Security’ Means Less Money For Military, More For Education and Health Care

In the early 1990s, politicians floated the term “peace dividend” regarding a hoped-for post-Cold War reduction in the U.S. defense budget, and Pentagon spending indeed fell somewhat in the mid- and late ‘90s. Sean McElwee, a research...Show More Summary

Daily dose: The Pope/McCrory assault on higher ed version

6 days agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

This Is What Happens When You Slash Funding for Public Universities (The Nation) -- After the economic crash of 2008, almost every state in the nation cut its higher-education budget. (The exceptions were oil-rich Alaska and North Dakota.) As the recession eased, most states started restoring some of that funding, though not to previous levels. Show More Summary

Cuts To Our Foreign Aid Budget Will Not Help Nations Like Nepal Avert Disaster

Australia's ever-shrinking foreign aid budget will make preparedness for disaster in poorer nations even more difficult, writes Evan Davies.

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Bloomberg: Greece, Creditors Said to Disagree on Proposals For Sales Tax. Greece’s proposed tax overhaul isn’t passing muster with the nation’s creditors because it wouldn’t do enough to help the country’s budget, people familiar with the matter said. Show More Summary

13 investment purchases that are totally worth it

After graduating from college and working on a tight budget, it's difficult to pinpoint where to invest your hard-earned money. The National Association of Colleges and Employers reports that the starting salaries for graduates from the class of 2014 was up 1.2% from the preceding year, at $45,473. Show More Summary

Can the government reduce poverty while also slashing the budget?

An important but often neglected debate broke out in Washington last week: Which political party can do more for the nation's poor?

Australian Gov’t Moves $100M From Independent Arts Funding Body To Its Own Arts Ministry

2 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

The conservative-leaning governing coalition is reallocating half of the Australia Council for the Arts’ budget to a new “national program for excellence in the arts” directly controlled by the arts minister, George Brandis (who is also the attorney general).

Shorten would cut small business tax by 5%

Budget reply speech outlines support for govt measures on national security, drought relief, small business.

What we know about Amtrak’s history of accidents, injuries and deaths

Last night's fatal Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia is certain to rekindle the longstanding debate over what to do with a national rail system that's constantly over budget and behind schedule. Caught between increasing ridership and flat funding in recent years, Amtrak has been forced to choose between running the trains on time, or running them safely. Data from […]

Forced Unionism Swells Citizens’ Debt Burden

The National Right to Work Committee A recent report by State Budget Solutions (SBS) adds to the evidence that government union officials empowered with monopoly-bargaining and forced-dues privileges routinely wield them to jack up governments’ long-term spending commitments.

Debt relief campaigners call for more budget transparency in 2015 talks

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Debt relief campaigners called on world financial leaders on Tuesday to find a global plan to improve budget transparency in developing nations and drastically reduce poverty while in talks this week ahead of a July summit.

Here Are The Main Details Of The E-Health Area Of The Budget For 2015-16. Very, Very Interesting!

This is the detail.Programme 7.1: eHealthProgramme Objectives Redevelop and operate a national shared eHealth record system The report from the Review of the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record, released in May 2014, madeShow More Summary

Here's How The Government Is Explaining Data Retention In The Budget

Data retention is a complex and ethically dicey piece of national security legislation that requires careful explanation in order to sell it to the public, right? Nope. The Federal Government just threw some ClipArt at it for the 2015 Federal Budget. More »      

Bob Barker’s Video Plea Urges Congress to End NIH’s Cruel Experiments on Baby Monkeys

As Congress deliberates the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) budget bill for next year, every single member will receive a video message starring Bob Barker—but it’s no The Price... The post Bob Barker’s Video Plea Urges Congress to End NIH’s Cruel Experiments on Baby Monkeys appeared first on PETA.

The Three Goals Hockey's Budget Must Strive For

After a politically disastrous first effort, the Treasurer has the chance to deliver a fair and responsible economic plan for the nation. Here's what he needs to do.

Kansas Schools Close Early,Thanks To Sam Brownback's Budget Cuts

Sam Brownback might be one of the worst Republican governors in the nation -- and he's up against some stiff competition: At least eight Kansas school districts are starting summer break early in response to the state’s midyear education...Show More Summary

GOP Budget is a Major Step Backward for the Country

The federal budget is as much about our national priorities as it is about numbers and data. Unfortunately, the Republican budget resolution sets all the wrong priorities and casts a particularly grim vision for the future. In my view,...Show More Summary

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