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Senate Intelligence Committee Kicks Off Budget Season

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- The Senate Intelligence Committee kicked off budget season this week with a slew of appearances from Washington’s top spies. CIA Director John Brennan, National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers and Defense Intelligence...Show More Summary

EU resumes budget support to Tanzania, releases aid funding

DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - The European Union has released 53.26 million euros ($56.7 million) in aid to Tanzania as part of a budget support package that had been suspended over corruption allegations in the east African nation.

Camp: Overlooked Costs of IRS Budget Cuts Will Hit Taxpayers Hardest

Bryan Camp (Texas Tech), Overlooked Costs of IRS Budget Cuts Will Hit Taxpayers Hardest: The Internal Revenue Service takes a lot of hits, both from those who are paid to be critics like the National Taxpayer Advocate and from those who just pile on for the fun of it –...

Top House Dem Comes Out In Opposition To Fast-Track Authority

Good to know that the ranking member of the House Budget Committee and candidate for Barbara Mikulski's Senate seat is listening to progressive voices these days. The Nation: While the legislation remains behind closed doors for now,...Show More Summary

Show Us The Money: Tax Delinquents Owe NC $1 Billion

www.charlotteobserver.com – As they scramble to balance the state budget, N.C. lawmakers could use a little help from Koren Robinson. Robinson, who starred at N.C. State and later in the National Football League, owes the state nearly a half-million dollars... The post Show Us The Money: Tax Delinquents Owe NC $1 Billion appeared first on.

Most Angelinos struggle with monthly budget expenses: 57 percent of Angelinos don’t even make enough to have an adequate standard of living based on a recent EPI report.

There have been a few reports highlighting that the LA/OC housing market is the least affordable in the nation.  A more recent analysis by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) found that 57 percent of Angelinos fall below a basic budget presented.  We’ll show the budget shortly but these kinds of reports highlight the growing divide […]

Proposed budget cost to run L.A. County: $26.9 billion

Los Angeles County officials released a $26.9-billion budget proposal Monday to operate the nation's largest local government for the coming fiscal year.

Can't get through to the IRS? Call your GOP Congressman

"Unless we are able to correct this," National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson warned in November, "very bad things will happen to taxpayers." By "this," Olson meant five straight years of budget cuts and staffing reductions at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Show More Summary

A Questionable Target

With the government facing annual budget deficits exceeding one trillion dollars a year, federal officials appear to be cracking down on borrowers who have defaulted on their federal student loans. According to The National Law Journal, the U.S. Show More Summary

Unanswered Questions on Bush's Higher Education Budget

Hold on to your seats. Yesterday was Budget Day in the nation's capital (oh-boy!), and Higher Ed Watch has some friendly questions for the Bush administration about its Fiscal Year 2009 spending plans: Student Loans (1) In the President's...Show More Summary

What analysis reveals about Sen. Rand Paul’s ideas for a balanced budgets

Sen. Rand Paul is campaigning for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination as a man who wants to upend the ways of Washington. In one way, though, he's a creature of the nation's capital: He carries on a long tradition of promising the implausible, if not the impossible, on the budget. Show More Summary

What Rand Paul Actually Wants to Do as President

Dylan Matthews, Vox: Rand Paul has perhaps the most extensively documented national policy positions of any 2016 contender. He is the only candidate in the race to have prepared his own detailed federal budget -- three times, in fact, in fiscal years 2012, 2013, and 2014. Show More Summary

6 Steps of Personal Vigilance to Combat Rising Medical Negligence Claims

With medical negligence claims against the National Health Service (NHS) nearly doubling in the past 7 years and over £22 billion, one-fifth of the annual NHS budget (reported at £115.4 billion for 2015/2016), put aside to pay damages, the U.K. Show More Summary

Canadian Union Says CFIA Budget Cuts Mean Fewer Meat Plant Inspections

Canada’s food safety agency has cut back on inspections of certain meat plants and that threatens food safety, the national president of the inspectors union said on Tuesday. At a press conference in Edmonton, Bob Kingston, president of the Agriculture Union, said that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) began reducing inspections in northern Alberta... Continue Reading

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

3 weeks 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

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