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National Parks have $11 billion worth of delayed maintenance

Glacier National Park, $178,517,042 behind in maintenance While congressional Republicans slashed and burned through draconian budget resolutions, and put their stamp of approval on state efforts to have a fire sale of our public lands,...Show More Summary

Arizona school officials protest education cuts, so the legislature makes their protests illegal

Shut up or we'll shut you up! Since 2008, Arizona has cut K-12 and university budgets more than nearly every other state, to the point we now spend, in the public school classroom, about 70 percent of the national average per pupil: $7,382 in Arizona vs. Show More Summary

US Republicans Draw Clear Battle Lines With White House on 2016 Budget

The US Senate’s 2016 budget proposal highlights a deep chasm between Congressional Republicans and President Barack Obama as well as leading Democrats on a range of spending priorities including national security, healthcare, social programs, economic issues and the environment.

Upgrade Your Snack With These Fresh Picks

Snacks are taking a bigger bite out of our total daily calorie budget than ever before. In fact, according to the What We Eat in America, NHANES 2011-2012 national nutrition survey, some 24 percent of our daily calories -- about 440 and 615 calories for women and men respectively -- come from our between-meal noshes. Show More Summary

Depression Cake Is Budget Baking At Its Best

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

There aren't many good things that came out of the economic tragedy that shook this nation during the 1930s, but there is one we know for sure: Depression Cake. It's a confection named after the Great Depression and brought sweetness and celebration to people who otherwise couldn't afford it. Show More Summary

House GOP Agrees to Set Aside Budget Differences In Name of Common Goal: An Obama Veto

Score one for John Boehner and Republican party unity. Score $38 billion for the nation’s war on terror. The House GOP on Wednesday passed Boehner’s budget blueprint of choice, handing the speaker a much-needed legislative victory and...Show More Summary

This 'Entourage' Trailer is Full of Stars

HBO's "Entourage" is headed to the big screen this summer, bringing Vince and his boys and all their Hollywood antics to theaters across the nation. Vince (Adrian Grenier) is making his directorial debut that's already over budget, Turtle...Show More Summary

National Park Service delayed $11 billion in maintenance last year

The National Park Service is increasingly neglecting its trails, roads and visitor centers because of recent budget constraints, according to a report from the agency this week. The park service said it delayed an estimated $11.5 billion worth of needed maintenance projects last year due to funding shortages, with the total growing nearly 2 percent compared to 2013. […]

CBC Budget Is Too Smart for the Rest of Congress to Care

In the Congressional Black Caucus’ Alternative Budget for Fiscal Year 2016 (pdf), which lays out where the CBC thinks the nation’s finances should be, it finds itself—yet again—in the unenviable position of voiceless “Malcolm in the Middle” screaming through white noise and clamor. Show More Summary

Russia Fails To Stop Same-Sex Marriage Benefits For United Nations Staffers

last weekLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Reuters reports: Russia failed Tuesday in a bid to stop the United Nations extending staff benefits to all same-sex couples after a U.N. General Assembly budget committee voted 80 to 43 against the proposal. U.N. Secretary-General Ban...Show More Summary

Russia fails in bid to stop UN staff benefits for all gay couples

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia failed on Tuesday in a bid to stop the United Nations extending staff benefits to all same-sex couples after a U.N. General Assembly budget committee voted 80 to 43 against the proposal.

Russia and Anti-Gay Nations Fail in Effort to Stop UN from Offering Benefits to Married Gay Staffers

last weekLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The UN budget committee has approved a plan proposed by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to offer benefits to all spouses of legally-wed gay UN staffers, the AP reports: In Tuesday's vote, 43 countries supported a Russian-sponsored resolution that called for the...

Congressional Progressives: Economy Should Serve Americans, Not the Other Way Around

Progressive lawmakers are attempting to shift the discussion from budget deficits, which are abstract to many Americans, to something more real: the “deficits” in the nation's education, infrastructure, wages, and social safety net. Image:...Show More Summary

Hyperpolarised politics are bad for business, and the budget

A widening idealogical gulf in Canberra has sunk business investment throughout the nation.

Sunday Update- Budget-Policy; Ag Economy; and, Regulations

Budget- Policy Issues An update on Friday at the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) Blog stated that, “This week the House and Senate Budget Committees each passed their Fiscal Year 2016 budget resolutions on party line votes. “Each Committee’s resolution will now go to the floor of the House and Senate for consideration. This will likely […]

QUIZ: If You Were In Charge of the Nation's Budget, What Would You Do?

Our nation’s budget is not only a statement of our values – what we believe we should be investing in and how – but also a helpful tool to address challenges and promote progress in our country. You can see it in newspaper headlines...Show More Summary

The GOP and the Great War Spending Scam

Benjamin H. Friedman I have an op-ed in The National Interest dealing with the GOP’s intramural squabble over defense spending levels in the House and Senate’s budget resolutions for fiscal year 2016, which have now passed their committees. I...Show More Summary

Paid Family Leave Proposal Wouldn’t Add to Federal Budget

The United States is the only industrialized nation in the world that doesn’t guarantee paid time off to care for a new child, a sick relative, or oneself during a serious illness. Image: Shutterstock The post Paid Family Leave Proposal Wouldn’t Add to Federal Budget appeared first on RH Reality Check.

What did the Chancellor say about comms in his Budget speech?

“We’re also committing almost £140 million to world class research across the UK into the infrastructure and cities of the future, and giving our national research institutes new budget freedoms. And we’ll invest in what is known as the Internet of Things. This is the next stage of the information revolution, connecting up everything from […]

House GOP budget shortchanges the nation's most needy, per usual

Nailed it. Once again, Republicans are using their budget proposal to shortchange the most vulnerable in order to save money. The House GOP's budget aims to reduce spending on food stamps—aka the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)—and Medicaid by giving a fixed amount of money to states to spend on the programs. Show More Summary

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