by Alan Pyke Oct 27, 2015
"You’re happy when hostages get released, you’re relieved," Altman said. "You’re not gonna celebrate just because the ransom wasn’t steeper, but you’re glad it’s something you can afford.”
by Alan Pyke Sep 29, 2015
Children are in for a shrinking slice of the American pie unless lawmakers reverse course.
by Bryce Covert Sep 24, 2015
Republicans, the party the bills itself as fiscally responsible, are demanding to defund Planned Parenthood even though it would come with a huge price tag.
by Alan Pyke Sep 18, 2015
Federal funding for volunteer service programs makes up less than one three-thousandth of federal spending. GOP budget negotiators seem to think that's way too much.
by Alice Ollstein Sep 10, 2015
Bobby Jindal balanced his state's budget with one-time payments from the federal government that are about to disappear.
by Samantha Page Jul 8, 2015
Cuts to EPA funding will hurt the economy and compromise public health safety, officials say.
by Bryce Covert Apr 23, 2015
In negotiations over a budget deal, Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI) promises to protect food stamps while fighting for a paid sick days provision.
by Bryce Covert Mar 18, 2015
House Republicans' budget relies on unusual accounting, unspecific cuts, and a slush fund to deliver on its promises.
by Bryce Covert Feb 19, 2015
Gov. Scott Walker (R) wants to delay a debt payment to cover a budget shortfall, which will end up costing the state more in the future.
by Travis Waldron Feb 4, 2015
President Obama's budget proposes the end of a tax exemption that puts federal taxpayers on the hook for subsidizing sports stadiums.