Tag Archives: spending

Quagmire: Stalled WIA Reauthorization

With the logjam of the debt limit negotiations behind us, you’d think that would clear the way for other business to start moving through Congress, right? Not necessarily.

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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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Roundup Reel: Week of July 25

As much as I’d love to talk about something — anything — other than the debt ceiling debate, it’s unavoidable. There’s too much at stake and too many funding streams that could be impacted for us to ignore the ongoing…

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Roundup Reel: Week of July 18

The debt ceiling debate has been a fast-moving target for the last several weeks, with life seemingly breathed into a different proposal every day as the clock inexorably ticks down. Today marks the deadline the president has identified for the…

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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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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: 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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Averting Government Shutdown Looks Unlikely

In a series of eleventh-hour efforts to avoid the government shutdown, budget negotiators met through the night on Wednesday and President Obama called House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., back to the White House…

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Bridging the Budget Gap, One Step at a Time

Budget negotiations are hardly expected to be a walk in the park, but the current spending conversations taking place on Capitol Hill could indicate that this year will be one to remember.

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Double Down; Two FY 11 Spending Measures Fail in Senate

As expected, this afternoon the Senate failed to pass two competing spending measures that would have funded the federal government for the remainder of fiscal year 2011. In a curious type of silver lining, the defeat of these bills may…

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