More and more states are now contending with budgetary shortfalls. Why is it that state governments find it so hard to live within their means?
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In an apparent attempt to appeal to archconservative members, the House Republican budget is a highly ideological document that proposes extreme policies in several areas.
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The president's budget request for fiscal year 2017 includes large increases for new nuclear weapons, including new nuclear cruise missiles, new land-based ballistic missiles, and new nuclear-armed bombers and submarines.
Going forward, Congress cannot afford to continue to hand out tax benefits without offsetting revenues and to increase discretionary spending across the board. These practices will drive up the U.S. government's debt to levels that crowd out private borrowing and limit valuable social programs.
Last month, 75,000 new AmeriCorps members were sworn in to serve in communities across the country, pledging to do what they do best: use their energy and talents to improve communities, impact lives, and tackle some of the biggest challenges facing our nation.
To create a budget that works for everyone - and not just wealthy special interests - Congress needs to raise significant revenue instead of cutting services. It's time for a more balanced approach to budgeting.
Federal Medicaid funding -- which makes up close to half of federal aid to states -- will rise in coming years, partly due to health reform's coverage expansions. But federal support for most other state and local activities will likely continue shrinking.
The stress that I and the rest of Chicago's teachers go through every day of the year to educate the children of this city that we love is not easy, but we do it because we know that our students matter. It is time for the politicians to do the same.
The normally talkative woman was speechless after the last Kansas legislative session. The typically productive writer, deflated by the antics that occurred in her hometown of Topeka, was stuck about how to characterize the dismal politics of her adopted state.
At his weekly press conference, the GOP's "Crybaby in Chief" lashed out at a reporter for daring to question the role his party's cut-happy orthodoxy played in Tuesday's Amtrak accident.
Shelley Connolly's killer or killers have never been caught. And the last real chance for her case to be solved is about to expire. The Alaska Bureau of Investigation's cold-case unit, which investigates unsolved murders like Shelley's, will be eliminated on June 30, due to budget cuts at the Department of Public Safety.
The budget conference agreement, if adopted by Congress, will represent one of the most radical budget plans that lawmakers have adopted since they created the modern budget process in 1974. That's no exaggeration. If they follow this plan, lawmakers would eviscerate substantial parts of the federal government.