October 23, 2021
Banks are shouldering a cost burden towards regulatory compliance that could be used to fund Biden's spending plans.
October 12, 2021
Modern Monetary Theory sets a dangerous precedent that encourages dangerous deficit spending.
May 19, 2021
Might the Federal Reserve be keeping interest rates artificially low?
October 6, 2021
Biden's money printing spree enabled by the Federal Reserve will have drastic long-term consequences.
February 19, 2021
Over the past few years, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has set a terrible precedent by greatly expanding its use of the Agriculture Secretary’s discretionary spending authority under the Commodity Credit Corporation Charter Act.
January 27, 2020
We are hurtling toward a fiscal cliff, and Congress seems intent on nailing the gas pedal to the floorboard.
March 30, 2020
The Trump Administration recently submitted its proposed fiscal year 2021 budget, which would significantly cut funding for certain climate change-focused programs at several government agencies.
January 7, 2020
From corporate welfare and cronyism to out-and-out thievery, the report rolls out no fewer than 25 examples of waste, fraud, and abuse.
January 1, 2020
A bipartisan majority of the 535 federal lawmakers who roam the halls of the House and Senate agreed on one big thing: spending $1.4 trillion on discretionary programs for the coming fiscal year.
March 11, 2020
Average annual health care spending for people with employer-sponsored insurance rose to an all-time high in 2018, according to a recent report.
July 16, 2020
Congress is considering using the coronavirus pandemic as a pretext to make permanent and sweeping changes to agricultural policy, inappropriately delegating congressional spending power to the Agriculture Secretary.
November 12, 2019
The bill continuing resolution gave Congress more time to reach an agreement on federal spending for fiscal year 2020, which began October 1.
January 21, 2020
"Our research revealed Illinois legislators have acquiesced to a power grab by the federal and state judiciary."
January 6, 2020
Spending increases add to the annual federal budget deficit, which increases the government debt, all of which depresses the economy and will lead to calls for tax hikes in the future.
July 11, 2019
Can the U.S. economy grow at a rate of 3 percent, 4 percent, or even better in the years ahead?
June 7, 2019
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new proposal in Louisiana which seeks to limit how the next legislature spends revenue in the general fund.
January 24, 2020
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a revived tax hike proposal in Arizona designed to increase funding for Arizona’s public education system.
September 19, 2019
The largest amount of money directed to pet projects since Congress imposed a moratorium in 2011.
December 24, 2019
An Examination of the Extent of Court Ordered Spending in the State of Illinois
August 2, 2019
The issue of Medicaid reform was in the spotlight at a hearing before the Ohio Senate Finance Committee during state budget discussions.