Tag Archives: spending

Pick Me! Pick Me! Vying for Unclaimed High-Speed Rail Funds

A tug of war over federal funds for high-speed rail projects has developed in recent weeks since Florida’s Republican Governor Rick Scott rejected $2.4 billion that was allotted by President Obama for a high-speed rail project that would have connected…

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Breaking News: Budget Reprieve

Democrats and Republicans found common ground today on temporary measures to avoid a government shutdown.

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Showdown at the D.C. Corral

Hang onto your hats, folks. It could be a rough ride over the next couple of weeks as Republicans and Democrats duke it out over spending priorities in the waning days of the continuing resolution that expires on March 4…

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It’s a Mad Mad (Budgetary) World

Today, after days of Republican and Democratic sparring over spending priorities, the House slogged its way into day three working through nearly 600 proposed amendments to HR 1, the continuing resolution that would provide funding for the remainder of fiscal…

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Happy 2nd Birthday, Recovery Act!

Amidst the frenzy on the expiring continuing resolution, the president’s FY 2012 budget request and the fever pitch of one-cuts-manship that D.C. is mainlining while grant recipients around the country can only watch, wonder and worry, a milestone passed yesterday…

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High-Speed Rail: Express to the Future or the Third Rail?

Despite a looming showdown over spending and budgets, the Obama administration demonstrated just how committed it is to a national high-speed rail network today. Vice President Joe Biden announced a six-year, $53 billion plan to help reach the goal President…

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House Budget Committee Settles on $32 Billion in FY 11 Cuts

The debate over spending levels for the rest of the current fiscal year ratcheted up a notch today. According to its website, the House Budget Committee will set the spending cap for the remainder of fiscal year 2011 at $1.055…

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