Stories tagged: spending
Sun., May 5, 2019
If governing is about choosing, the Legislature made hundreds of choices by what they passed, and more than a thousand by what they didn’t pass.
UPDATED: Thu., March 7, 2019
U.S. consumer borrowing rose at a slightly faster pace in January as borrowing on credit cards rebounded after a slowdown in December.
Mon., Dec. 24, 2018
The sooner-than-expected departure of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis shifts the focus to President Donald Trump’s appointment of an acting Pentagon chief and plans for a permanent replacement.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 20, 2018
The federal government was careening toward a partial shutdown Friday after President Donald Trump’s quest for a border wall left Congress without a clear plan to keep the government running …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018
Children can spend their allowance and chore money by shopping online or by tapping at contactless payment terminals in stores. Sound like a recipe for splurging? Not so, says one …
Mon., Nov. 5, 2018
Further Review: A deeper look at the finances behind the Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown race
Fifth Congressional District Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and challenger Lisa Brown have raised more than $10.5 million and spent nearly all of it in what has become the most expensive …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018
Spending on U.S. construction projects was essentially unchanged in September, the weakest showing since June, as an increase in home construction was offset by a slide in spending on government …
Sun., Oct. 14, 2018
Let’s talk about the elephant in the room. Congress and the president have blown up the national deficit in a series of spending bills and tax cuts that no credible …
Sun., Oct. 14, 2018
In September, Congress passed a bipartisan bill to fund much of the government to the tune of $854 billion. I voted for it in order to avert a partial government …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 2, 2018
The National Rifle Association’s political spending is sharply down heading into the 2018 midterm elections, a shift that could reflect declining fundraising in the wake of a string of mass …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018
Moving to head off a government shutdown that neither party wants, Congress has overwhelmingly approved a compromise spending bill and pledged agreement on a short-term bill to fund the government …
Tue., Sept. 11, 2018
America relies on crises. We hope that they don’t occur and pretend that they’re not inevitable, whatever they might be.
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 9, 2018
The head of North American esports operations for Riot Games has a message for concerned League of Legends fans: “We’re not cutting budget.”
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018
The store isn’t dead for Home Depot, Kohl’s, Best Buy or Target. Many traditional chains have posted strong sales, both online and at stores, as people are in a mood …
Fri., July 20, 2018
Can you be too frugal as you’re nearing or actually in retirement? Uncertain about a splurge? Experts say that’s actually pretty common, because people who apply sound fiscal habits for …
Wed., July 18, 2018
Bechtel National is prohibited from making many large purchases at the Hanford vitrification plant without case-by-case Department of Energy approval after concerns were raised in an audit.
Wed., June 20, 2018
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
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
An unprecedented amount of money from independent allies helped boost contenders in Idaho’s primary election.
Mon., June 18, 2018
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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. …