Tag Archives: budget

Get The Locks Ready, the Doors Are Closing

So here we are, Sept. 30. This should be a time of excitement – football is in full swing, baseball playoffs are set to begin, kids are planning what to wear for Halloween, numerous fall festivals are on the schedule….

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The Little Lost Budget

(The following post ran in Thompson’s education blog, Title 1-derland.) Oh, where, oh where, can it be?

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The Budget Is Here! The Budget Is Here!

Yesterday, President Obama released his proposed budget for fiscal year 2013, and it was possible to hear the laughter from Capitol Hill at our offices a few blocks away. Let’s face it: the responsibility of proposing a federal budget during…

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Meanwhile, Back at the Drama Club…

So, Cinderella may to make it home before the clock strikes midnight and her carriage turns into a pumpkin, but it remains to be seen whether she’ll manage to do so without leaving something behind. Substitute Congress for Cinderella and…

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Roundup Reel: Week of Dec. 5

(The Roundup Reel features some of the notable funding-related developments from the last week or so that you may have missed.) Hear that, Cinderella?  That’s the clock about to hit midnight – again. The big funding-related story out of Washington…

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All Dressed Up and Nowhere To Go

Temporary extensions of both the surface transportation and Federal Aviation Administration authorizations passed both chambers of Congress and found their way to President Obama’s desk last week.

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Roundup Reel: Week of Aug. 29

Whew. I don’t know about you, but the last few weeks here in Washington have been a little nutty. Congress isn’t even back in session yet and we’ve seen more newsworthy events that one might expect for the waning days…

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L/SFR Sneak Preview: Studies Find Children’s Share of Federal Budget Shrinking

(This post is excerpted from an article in the Aug. 8 issue of Local/State Funding Report.) In light of the general climate around discretionary spending and fiscal responsibility, the outlook for federal spending on children’s programs is dim, according to…

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Keep Your Eye on the (Budget) Ball

As talks over the debt ceiling drag on (despite President Obama’s stated deadline tomorrow and the Treasury Department’s hard deadline two weeks out), it’s important not to lose sight of the unfinished fiscal year 2012 appropriations bills. Many of them…

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Spotlight On Debt Talks As Federal Grants Wait In The Wings

Today was the big day. President Obama met again with Congressional leaders to try and wind down debt talks as the Treasury Department’s Aug. 2 deadline approaches. Hanging in the balance are millions of grant dollars that could be impacted…

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