Government Spending News
US growth in Jan.-March upgraded to still-slow 1.2 pct. rate
US growth last quarter is upgraded to still-slow 1.2 pct. rate, well below Trump's targets
AP FACT CHECK: Medicaid a target for cuts despite assurance
AP FACT CHECK: Medicaid a target for cuts despite assurances from Trump budget chief
New Zealand to spend budget windfall on roads and cut taxes
New Zealand's conservative government is planning to reduce taxes and spend more money on building roads and railways as it looks to cash in on a thriving economy
AP FACT CHECK: No Medicaid cuts in Trump budget? Really?
AP FACT CHECK: Trump budget chief misleads in insisting no cuts to Medicaid
Trump budget faces criticism, indifference from some Senate Republicans
Many Republican senators who weren’t outright condemning President Donald Trump ’s fiscal year 2018 budget made sure to acknowledge a universal truth of budgeting in Washington: The spending bills Congress eventually passes don’t always bear much resemblance to the president’s list of priorities.
Why Trump's budget plan wouldn't likely accelerate growth
The Trump administration's budget plan for 2018 assumes that a mix of sharp spending and tax cuts can both shrink the deficit and fuel economic growth of 3 percent a year _ a level it hasn't achieved in more than a dozen years
Trump's plan to nix community block grants may be tough sell
President Donald Trump may have a tough time carrying out plans to kill a popular program that has helped build fire stations, provided meals to needy children and more
California Democratic chair race angers 'Berniecrats'
California Democrats have narrowly selected longtime party insider Eric Bauman to be the leader of the largest state Democratic Party
New rule gradually bringing corporate tax breaks to light
The nonprofit Government Accounting Standards Board changed its guidelines beginning in 2016 to require tax abatement reporting.
Trump upset Democrats made him look bad in spending deal
Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney defended President Trump's tweets this morning calling for a "good shutdown" in September and said the president was "frustrated" by Democrats claiming victory over the government funding bill. “What you heard the president express this morning