Budgets (page 264)

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    House Budget Debate

    The House will conduct the final vote on their version of the bill today. The House will go into session at 2pm today to debate the bill and the vote will happen sometime this afternoon or evening. Yesterday for the second reading of the budget bill 72 members voted in…
    Kellie Slappey, May 4, 2011
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    Slashing corporate welfare

    It’s always nice to learn of a politician speaking out publicly against corporate welfare. Paul Ryan offers the following thoughts on the topic in the latest TIME: At an April 28 town hall, Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan — the architect of the…
    Mitch Kokai, May 4, 2011
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    House Budget debate becomes very heated over public financing

    The House debated the Budget all day today. They started at 9am this morning and are currently still debating. They heard 45 amendments most of which were voted along party lines. Nothing unusual or unexpected was raised until Rep. Starnes submitted the final amendment: to eliminate public financing of campaigns.
    Kellie Slappey, May 3, 2011
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    New at CJO: N.C. House budget targets abortion funding

    David Bass’ latest Carolina Journal Online report focuses on provisions in the N.C. House budget that target abortion funding.
    Mitch Kokai, May 3, 2011
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    Valuable lesson from the Detroit Symphony strike

    Unless you’re from Detroit — or follow developments in the classical music world closely — you might have missed the news about this year’s Detroit Symphony Orchestra strike. The latest Commentary magazine covers the strike (at this subscriber link), largely because of the lessons it teaches about ongoing…
    Mitch Kokai, May 3, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Don Carrington’s latest Carolina Journal Online report highlights basketball broadcaster Billy Packer’s fight with state environmental regulators. John Hood’s Daily Journal ridicules Democrats’ outlandish claims about potential job losses associated with the Republican legislature’s budget plan.
    Mitch Kokai, May 3, 2011
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    Budget deficit

    Live Blog House Republicans had a press conference today to explain their budget proposal. A number of questions focused on what happened to the $2.4 billion shortfall discussed earlier this year. The actual deficit that needs to be filled is $1,998,057,612. Here's the score: the continuation budget for…
    Joseph Coletti, May 2, 2011
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    Think the federal government’s debt is no big deal?

    Perhaps a new TIME article will change your mind: The Congressional Budget Office projects that within 12 years, federal debt could reach 100% of GDP, putting the U.S. deeper in the hole than bankrupt Ireland or Portugal; the bond raters from S&P have good reason to…
    Mitch Kokai, May 2, 2011