Budget and Tax News : Issue Archive

  • 2016 March Budget & Tax News

    The March issue of Budget & Tax News reports Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s support for convening a convention of the states to consider and draft a constitutional amendment requiring a balanced...
  • 2016 January Budget & Tax News

    The January issue of Budget & Tax News reports the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is proposing to ban smoking in all taxpayer-funded housing apartments in the country. The rule...
  • 2015 December Budget & Tax News

    The December issue of Budget & Tax News reports President Barack Obama signed the budget agreement sent to him by Congress, suspending the federal government’s debt limit and removing legislative...
  • 2015 November Budget & Tax News

    The November issue of Budget & Tax News reports on a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report detailing the Internal Revenue Service’s failure to enact safeguards to prevent unequal...
  • 2015 October Budget & Tax News

    The October issue of Budget & Tax News reports the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has finalized new regulations for local communities receiving federal government funds,...
  • 2015 September Budget & Tax News

    The September issue of Budget & Tax News reports the Wisconsin Supreme Court ordered the Milwaukee County district attorney to end his office’s aggressive “John Doe” investigation into political...
  • 2015 August Budget & Tax News

    The August issue of Budget & Tax News reports a bill is under consideration in the U.S. Senate to ease financial and investment regulations in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer...
  • 2015 July Budget & Tax News

    The July issue of Budget & Tax News reports on the downgrade by Moody’s Investors Service, a credit rating agency headquartered in New York City, of Chicago’s government-issued bonds to one of...
  • 2015 June Budget & Tax News

    The June issue of Budget & Tax News reports U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Lamar Alexander (R-TN), and Mike Enzi (R-WY) are reintroducing a proposal that would force online businesses to...
  • 2015 April Budget & Tax News

    The April issue of Budget & Tax News reports the Federal Communication Commission has adopted so-called “net neutrality” regulations, voting to regulate Internet service providers as utility...
  • 2015 March Budget & Tax News

    The March issue of Budget & Tax News reports on reactions to President Barack Obama’s plan to increase taxes by $1.6 trillion in the 2016 budget. Economist Kyle Pomerleau of the Tax Foundation...
  • 2015 February Budget & Tax News

    The February issue of Budget & Tax News reports the automobile industry received nearly $10 billion more than it repaid after the 2009 bailout. Hester Peirce, a senior research fellow at the...
  • 2015 January Budget & Tax News

    The January 2015 issue of Budget & Tax News reports on the $1.1 trillion spending bill Congress passed and President Barack Obama signed in mid-December. The measure keeps the federal government...
  • 2014 December Budget & Tax News

    The December issue of Budget & Tax News reports voters in the November midterm elections rewarded reform-minded governors for their leadership on budget and tax issues. Incumbents Nikki Haley of...
  • 2014 September Budget & Tax News

    The September issue of Budget & Tax News reports on U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin’s efforts to punish companies that engage in “inversions,” in which companies reincorporate in foreign countries with...
  • 2014 August Budget & Tax News

    The August issue of Budget & Tax News reports on the looming (September 2014) expiration of the federal government’s surface transportation program and what Congress might do to ensure it does...
  • 2014 July Budget & Tax News

    The July issue of Budget & Tax News reports all three major credit rating agencies – Fitch, Standard & Poor’s, and Moody’s Investors Service – have issued stern warnings to Pennsylvania...
  • 2014 June Budget & Tax News

    Two years ago, when Rhode Island passed bipartisan legislation to reform a state pension system that threatened to bankrupt the state, it was hailed as an example for other states to follow. Now, as...
  • 2014 April Budget & Tax News

    The April issue of Budget & Tax News reports the Tax Reform Act of 2014, proposed by U.S. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI), would reduce the number of tax “loopholes”...
  • 2014 March Budget & Tax News

    The March issue of Budget & Tax News reports on the release of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s “Blueprint for Prosperity,” the centerpiece of which is a tax cut package of more than $800 million....
  • 2014 February Budget & Tax News

    The February issue of Budget & Tax News reports on the approval of the first federal budget since 2009, noting it received a lukewarm response even from many supporters and outright opposition...
  • 2014 January Budget & Tax News

    The January issue of Budget & Tax News reports on a special two-day session of the Washington State legislature during which lawmakers approved approximately $8.7 billion in incentives for The...
  • 2013 December Budget & Tax News

    The December issue of Budget & Tax News reports California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill to give 100 percent relief to approximately 2,500 small business investors who had been threatened with...
  • 2013 October Budget & Tax News

    President Barack Obama proposed to Republicans a “grand bargain” on taxes that he said would spur jobs and income growth, especially for lower- and middle-income Americans. But early responses to his...
  • 2013 September Budget & Tax News

    The September issue of Budget & Tax News reports on efforts to rein in crony capitalism in the Community Development Block Grants program in St. Louis. Federal government funds for blight-...