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January 27, 2020
By Christopher Talgo
We are hurtling toward a fiscal cliff, and Congress seems intent on nailing the gas pedal to the floorboard.
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Government Spending
Government & Politics
March 30, 2020
By Duggan Flanakin
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.
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Environment
Climate Change
July 16, 2020
By Daren Bakst
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.
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Environment
Taxes
March 11, 2020
By Bonner R. Cohen
Average annual health care spending for people with employer-sponsored insurance rose to an all-time high in 2018, according to a recent report.
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Health Care
Regulation
January 7, 2020
By Bonner R. Cohen
From corporate welfare and cronyism to out-and-out thievery, the report rolls out no fewer than 25 examples of waste, fraud, and abuse.
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Government Spending
January 1, 2020
By Christopher Talgo
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.
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Government Spending
Government & Politics
Taxes
January 21, 2020
By Edward N. Tiesenga, Carl A. Miller, and Sophia Pethokoukis
"Our research revealed Illinois legislators have acquiesced to a power grab by the federal and state judiciary."
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Government Spending
Law
November 12, 2019
By Jesse Hathaway
The bill continuing resolution gave Congress more time to reach an agreement on federal spending for fiscal year 2020, which began October 1.
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Government Spending
January 6, 2020
By Jesse Hathaway
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.
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Government Spending
January 24, 2020
By Matthew Glans, Lennie Jarratt
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a revived tax hike proposal in Arizona designed to increase funding for Arizona’s public education system.
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Taxes
Education
July 11, 2019
By Joe Barnett
Can the U.S. economy grow at a rate of 3 percent, 4 percent, or even better in the years ahead?
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Economy
Government Spending
December 24, 2019
By Edward N. Tiesenga and Carl A. Miller
An Examination of the Extent of Court Ordered Spending in the State of Illinois
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Government Spending
September 19, 2019
By Kenneth Artz
The largest amount of money directed to pet projects since Congress imposed a moratorium in 2011.
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Government & Politics
June 7, 2019
By Matthew Glans
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.
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Taxes
August 2, 2019
By Ashley Herzog
The issue of Medicaid reform was in the spotlight at a hearing before the Ohio Senate Finance Committee during state budget discussions.
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Health Care
Government Spending
June 13, 2019
By Joe Barnett
Cutting taxes — as opposed to restraining the growth in future tax increases or swapping a reduction in property taxes for an increase in the state sales tax — appears to be a nearly insurmountable obstacle.
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Government Spending
Taxes
May 9, 2019
By Seton Motley
The federal government is constantly setting new records for income tax money fleeced from We the People.
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Government Spending
March 22, 2019
By Bill Eastland
Few members of Congress voted for net spending cuts over the past decade
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Government Spending
Government & Politics
February 25, 2019
By Ashley Bateman
For most of the past decade, Medicaid has been overwhelming Virginia’s budget to the point where the state is now expecting a $462.5 million shortfall over the next two years and lawmakers are torn over how to make up the difference.
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Health Care
Government Spending
September 19, 2018
By Ashley Herzog
The U.S. Senate passed a massive, $857 billion spending bill funding the departments of Defense, Labor, Education, and Health and Human Services (HHS) for FY 2019.
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Health Care
 

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