Stories tagged: spending
Wed., June 20, 2018, 1:03 p.m.
The Republican-controlled Senate on Wednesday blocked a White House plan to cut almost $15 billion in unused government money slated for children’s health insurance and other programs.
Tue., June 19, 2018, 10:17 a.m.
With general election contest still ahead, Idaho gov hopefuls already have spent more than $11 million
The post-primary numbers are in for campaign spending in the primary race for Idaho governor this year, and they’re pretty eye-popping.
UPDATED: Tue., June 19, 2018, 12:32 p.m.
An unprecedented amount of money from independent allies helped boost contenders in Idaho’s primary election.
Mon., June 18, 2018, 3:53 p.m.
The Senate on Monday approved a defense policy bill that includes a pay raise for the military and would block a White House plan to allow Chinese telecom giant ZTE …
Fri., June 8, 2018, 3:51 p.m.
Businesses increased spending after the tax bill, but the U.S. economy waiting on that promised big boost
Although surveys show businesses are planning to do more spending following the federal tax overhaul, experts said it’s unclear if the law will produce the big sustained boost to capital …
UPDATED: Wed., May 16, 2018, 4:04 p.m.
Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt faced tough questioning Wednesday from senators about ethics investigations involving his travel spending, security precautions and large raises for young aides.
Mon., May 7, 2018, 1:41 p.m.
The White House is finalizing a multibillion-dollar roster of proposed spending cuts but is leaving this year’s $1.3 trillion catchall spending bill alone.
UPDATED: Mon., April 9, 2018, 9:38 p.m.
The combined effect of President Donald Trump’s tax cuts and last month’s budget-busting spending bill is sending the government’s budget deficit toward the $1 trillion mark next year, according to …
UPDATED: Mon., April 2, 2018, 3:37 p.m.
Spending on U.S. construction projects ticked up a mere 0.1 percent in February from the prior month, a sign that a growing economy is doing little to spur a more …
UPDATED: Tue., March 27, 2018, 9:33 p.m.
President Donald Trump is floating the idea of using the military’s budget to pay for his long-promised border wall with Mexico.
Tue., Feb. 13, 2018, 10:48 a.m.
The GOP is the party of fiscal responsibility no more. That’s according to some conservatives who are grappling with a Republican-backed spending binge that threatens to generate trillion-dollar deficits for …
Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 8:53 a.m.
U.S. builders pushed construction spending up 0.7 percent in December to a record high, though it was the weakest performance since they began to emerge from the financial crisis.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 8:07 p.m.
With a shutdown clock ticking toward a Friday midnight deadline, congressional Republicans scrambled on Wednesday to finalize a must-pass spending bill.
Tue., Dec. 19, 2017, 10:44 a.m.
The $2.6 trillion in cash that U.S. companies have stored abroad is enough to send a check for more than $7,000 to every man, women and child in the country. …
Sun., Dec. 17, 2017, 9:01 a.m.
Texas has been awarded billions in federal aid to help recover from Hurricane Harvey and the devastating flooding that followed, but it’s unclear how the state is spending its share …
Fri., Dec. 1, 2017, 7:25 a.m.
U.S. construction spending surged 1.4 percent in October, the best gain in five months, with all major categories of building posting gains.
Wed., Nov. 8, 2017
We’ve been through enough cycles of power change in Washington, D.C., to say with certainty that neither political party is serious about balancing the budget.
Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 10:46 a.m.
U.S. construction spending increased 0.3 percent in September as the biggest advance in government building activity in four months offset weakness in other areas.
Mon., Oct. 23, 2017, 10:52 a.m.
Facebook, Google and Amazon bolstered their lobbying spending in the past three months as Washington takes a closer look at the market power of some of America’s biggest tech companies.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 12:20 p.m.
Congressional Republicans on Wednesday kicked off debate on House and Senate budget plans that promise slashing cuts to social programs – but whose real purpose is to grease the skids …
Mon., Oct. 2, 2017, 10:27 a.m.
U.S. construction spending rebounded in August after two months of declines, helped by strength in home building, nonresidential construction and state and local government construction.
Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 12:37 p.m.
MADRID – Spain’s central authorities have increased their control over Catalonia’s regional spending to make sure that no funds are diverted to paying for a suspended independence referendum, the country’s …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 4:43 p.m.
The Republican-led House on Thursday passed a sweeping $1.2 trillion spending bill that provides billions more dollars for the military while sparing medical research and popular community development programs from …
Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 9:58 a.m.
U.S. construction spending fell in July for the third time in four months as strength in home construction was not enough to offset weakness in nonresidential building and government projects.
Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 12:34 p.m.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Monday that there was “zero chance, no chance” Congress would fail to raise the debt ceiling by late September, though he offered no …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 2:48 p.m.
The Pentagon and other security agencies’ outsize consumption of federal research money would grow further under Republican plans, while nondefense research spending would drop, sometimes dramatically, a new congressional report …
Tue., July 25, 2017
What we want as individuals (unlimited care) may not be good for the larger society (overspending on health care).
Wed., June 14, 2017, 8:25 a.m.
Americans cut spending at gasoline stations, department stores and electronics shops in May as retail sales registered their biggest drop in 16 months, a cautionary sign for the economy.
UPDATED: Wed., June 7, 2017, 2:07 p.m.
Canada’s defense chief says the country plans a sharp increase in military spending.
Wed., May 24, 2017, 4:38 p.m.
President Donald Trump’s budget chief delivered a spirited defense of the plan’s deep spending cuts, but his agriculture secretary offered only a half-hearted endorsement of proposed reductions to farm subsidies …