Stories tagged: spending
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 …
Tue., May 23, 2017, 11:22 p.m.
Campaign spending ahead of Thursday’s special election to fill Montana’s only U.S. House seat continued to surge deep into record territory, with at least $17 million flowing into the race …
UPDATED: Fri., May 5, 2017, 7:11 p.m.
President Donald Trump signed his first piece of major legislation on Friday, a $1 trillion spending bill to keep the government operating through September.
UPDATED: Thu., May 4, 2017, 6:28 p.m.
The Senate voted on Thursday to approve a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund government through September, preventing the risk of a government shutdown.
UPDATED: Wed., May 3, 2017, 2:47 p.m.
The House easily passed a $1.1 trillion governmentwide spending bill on Wednesday, awarding wins to both Democrats and Republicans while putting off until later this year fights over President Donald …
Tue., May 2, 2017
Our wants and needs from government exceed our willingness to be taxed.
UPDATED: Mon., May 1, 2017, 10:30 p.m.
Congress is scheduled to vote on a $1 trillion spending package this week that will keep in place a restriction on the Justice Department from using its share to go …
UPDATED: Sun., April 30, 2017, 10:40 p.m.
Since the election, more than a dozen state lawmakers have spent thousands of surplus campaign money on suits, flights, meals, charities and office furnishings, according to a review of state …
UPDATED: Tue., April 25, 2017, 9:02 p.m.
There’s an unconventional new president in the White House. And the Republicans now have a new lock on both ends of Washington’s Pennsylvania Avenue. But the capital city is still …
Sun., April 9, 2017, 3 a.m.
The panel is set to vote on a bill Monday that will put the spending of money seized from suspected criminals under their authority and require regular public reports.
Thu., March 16, 2017, 11:38 a.m.
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump proposed an ambitious budget Thursday morning, calling for severe cuts across most of the federal government and a major increase in military spending. It would …
Wed., March 1, 2017, 7:23 a.m.
Builders cut back on construction spending in January by the largest amount in nine months, with weakness stemming from the biggest reduction in government activity in nearly 15 years.
Wed., March 1, 2017, 7:18 a.m.
Consumer spending rose less than projected in January as rising prices pinched Americans’ wallets, leading inflation-adjusted purchases to fall by the most since 2009. The 0.2 percent advance in spending …
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 11:43 a.m.
A day ahead of a government shutdown deadline, the House easily passed a stopgap spending bill to keep federal agencies running through the end of April. The legislation’s fate in …
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 10:40 a.m.
Congress is quickening its pace toward adjourning late this week, marching toward a final vote on legislation boosting medical research and speeding drug approvals and readying a separate stopgap spending …
Sat., Dec. 3, 2016
The challenge is to spend money in ways that boost supply, making the economy more productive in the longer term.
Sat., Nov. 12, 2016
From a policy perspective, Trump’s proposals are not all bad. The man’s the problem. Nothing was worth the crude racism and vulgar attacks normalized in the election.