Tag Archives: budget

3 Policy Trends and Why You Should Care

Mention the word “policy,” and you’ll start to see eyes glaze over and hear snoring.  (In fact, that’s a great trick for getting yourself out of most unwanted conversations — just try it sometime.  Unless you’re in D.C., of course,…

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L/SFR Sneak Peek: Anxiety Over Proposed Federal Spending Cuts Continues for State, Local Officials

(This story is excerpted from the June 27 Local/State Funding Report.) Cities and towns are scrambling to support their neediest citizens in light of additional federal spending cuts looming in the next round of budget talks, already-reduced budgets, dwindling Recovery…

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L/SFR Sneak Peek: Debt Limit and Budget Talks Continue as Groups Highlight Risks

(This story is excerpted from the June 6 Local/State Funding Report.) Spending and deficit reduction talks continued throughout May, with Congress taking a series of symbolic votes on budget proposals that have already been dismissed as dead on arrival.

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Across-the-Board Cut Makes Title I Allocations a Zero-Sum Game

(This post is excerpted from Title I-Derland, Thompson’s blog on federal K-12 education and was written by Chuck Edwards, senior executive director for Thompson’s education products.) Notwithstanding the impact of the 0.2% across-the-board cut Congress enacted as part of its…

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L/SFR Sneak Peek: Lawmakers Return to Work, Dig Into Next Round of Fiscal Negotiations

(This article was excerpted from the May 16 issue of Local/State Funding Report.) With Congress back in session this month, the budget and deficit talks have started again in earnest.

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L/SFR Sneak Peek: Budget Challenges Trickle Down to State and Local Governments

(This article was excerpted from the May 2 issue of Local/State Funding Report.) The pressures on state and local government budgets continue to mount as federal fiscal challenges seep down the food chain.

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INPUT Examines Impact of FY11 Agreement on DHS, DOJ Grants

A post on INPUT’s blog yesterday discussed how the climate for winning Department of Homeland Security and Department of Justice grants has changed with the final budget agreement for the remainder of fiscal year 2011.

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L/SFR Sneak Peek-Fiscal Challenges Ahead: Debt Ceiling and Another Round of Budget Talks

(This article was excerpted from the April 25 issue of Local/State Funding Report.) With the fiscal year 2011 budget behind them, the president and Congress must now turn their attention to other, possibly more rancorous fiscal issues like raising the…

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Fiscal Challenges Come Home to Roost Locally

Lest we forget that the federal government isn’t the only one facing budget challenges, news reports this week carried some gloomy reminders that increased fiscal pressure is creating a spring freeze in many local backyards as well.

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Last-Minute Deal Saves Federal Government From Shutdown

It looks like President Obama “pulling the car over” may have made a difference after all. Before the federal government’s funding was cut off at midnight on Friday, negotiators narrowly avoided a shutdown by reaching a deal for the fiscal…

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