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July 26, 2016
GOP Issues Blueprint for Tax Reform
House Republicans—led by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Rep.
Government Spending
April 23, 2017
Congressional Committee Approves USPS Pension Reform Bill
In March, the U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee approved a bill changing how the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) must fund pension payments for its government employees.
Health Care
April 23, 2017
States Approach Threshold Required for Article V Convention
A constitutional amendment to limit federal health care spending would have implications for health care policy.
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Health Care
April 23, 2017
Study: Medicaid Block Grants Would Save $150 billion by 2022
Various Republican proposals would cap Medicaid spending.
Taxes
April 22, 2017
Soda Tax to Hit Thirsty Cook County Consumers
The cost of enjoying a cold drink on a hot summer day will be going up for consumers in Cook County, Illinois, after a tax hike approved by the Cook County Board of Commissioners in November 2016 takes effect.
Government Spending
April 21, 2017
Treasury Chief Calls on Lawmakers to Raise Debt Ceiling
After legal limits on the total amount of federal government debt were reinstated in March, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin called on lawmakers to increase the limits on the federal government’s authority to borrow and spend.

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Government Spending
April 23, 2017
By Michael McGrady
In March, the U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee approved a bill changing how the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) must fund pension payments for its government employees.
April 23, 2017
By Arianna Wilkerson
A constitutional amendment to limit federal health care spending would have implications for health care policy.
April 23, 2017
By Ben Johnson
Various Republican proposals would cap Medicaid spending.
April 22, 2017
By Lindsey Curnutte
The cost of enjoying a cold drink on a hot summer day will be going up for consumers in Cook County, Illinois, after a tax hike approved by the Cook County Board of Commissioners in November 2016 takes effect.
April 21, 2017
By Jeff Reynolds
After legal limits on the total amount of federal government debt were reinstated in March, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin called on lawmakers to increase the limits on the federal government’s authority to borrow and spend.
April 19, 2017
By Jesse Hathaway
By reforming government-run entitlement programs, lawmakers can start reversing a decades-long trend of trapping people in poverty — causing harm in the name of providing help. States are already leading the way.
April 19, 2017
By Rob Natelson
Reasserting states rights.
April 5, 2017
By Michael McGrady
The Kansas House upheld Gov. Brownback's veto of Medicaid expansion 81-44 on April 3.
April 5, 2017
By Michael McGrady
The bill represents ideological differences from the American Health Care Act and Affordable Care Act.
April 4, 2017
By Jeff Stier
A pair of foreign research organizations have gotten numerous grants for work of unclear value.