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The State of State (and Local) Finances

Milton Ezrati | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics
Milton Ezrati

State and local governments as a whole have kept spending growth in line with revenues growth and so have contained the flow of red ink. This is good news, even with all the caveats. There are, however, longer-term concerns.

Eliminate Wasteful Tax Expenditures, Achieve Huge Budget Savings and Ensure Middle-Class Fairness

Rep. John F. Tierney | Posted 06.19.2011 | Politics
Rep. John F. Tierney

More of the "tax day" focus should have been on wasteful tax code spending known as tax expenditures. Tax expenditures are subsidies, tax credits, ded...

Fiscal Conservatives: Just What the Doctor Ordered

Maggie Kozel, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Maggie Kozel, M.D.

Who better to find a saner and fiscally-responsible way to deliver health care than those who have pledged to save us from wasteful spending and ineffective policies? Welcome back, fiscal conservatives!

Study Finds Big Gaps In Rules For Foreign Travel Disclosure

Roll Call | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Congressional reports on foreign travel are essentially useless for determining where Members went, how much was spent and who traveled with the lawma...

I'm A Cabbage, That's What I Think. What Do You Think?

John DeCock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John DeCock

Whitman apparently hopes that voters won't connect the dots between her token opposition to Proposition 23 and her intention to achieve the same end result as Governor. It's a cynical ploy, even for a cruciferous vegetable.

Sarah Palin's Sarah PAC Spent $63,000 On Copies Of 'Going Rogue'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sarah PAC, Sarah Palin's political action committee, raised more than $1.4 million in the second-half of 2009, according to the Washington Post's Chri...