Stories tagged: spending
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.
Mon., Sept. 12, 2016, 7:56 p.m.
Striking a conciliatory tone after an Oval Office sitdown, President Barack Obama and the top Senate Republican declared themselves hopeful Monday that an agreement can be reached to keep the …
Sun., Sept. 4, 2016, 8:16 p.m.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Lawmakers return to Washington this week for an abbreviated election-season session in which they will likely do what they do best: the bare minimum. All Congress must …
Wed., May 18, 2016, 7:02 p.m.
Attorneys from the office of Attorney General Bob Ferguson says the state is on track to fulfill its constitutional requirement to properly fund education and in a court filing Wednesday …
Fri., May 13, 2016, 2:33 p.m.
Republican leaders have proposed more than $23 billion in food stamp cuts in a budget plan that could be brought to the House floor in the next two weeks, several …
Fri., May 6, 2016, 12:33 p.m.
U.S. consumers sharply increased use of their credit cards in March, pushing up total borrowing at the fastest pace in more than a decade.
Wed., April 27, 2016, 4:37 p.m.
Democrats on Wednesday blocked the Senate’s first spending bill of the year in a last-minute fight over a Republican effort to undercut the Iran nuclear deal and scuttle U.S. plans …
Wed., April 27, 2016, 1:32 p.m.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday that he’s deeply troubled by a House Republican proposal to reduce wartime funding by $18 billion to pay for weapons and troops the Pentagon …
Tue., April 26, 2016, 6:41 a.m.
Every year a bloc of lawmakers in the Idaho Legislature votes against billions of dollars in spending for routine functions of state government, and this year was no exception.