Quantcast
Home » Topics » budget

WATCH LIVE: Obama speaks on 2013 budget

President Barack Obama will deliver remarks on his FY 2013 budget to students at Northern Virginia Community College on Monday. Watch this live video from MSNBC, broadcast Feb. 13, 2012. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Arbitrator rules against Illinois lay-offs, closures

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Plans by Illinois Governor Pat Quinn to close seven state facilities and lay off more than 1,900 workers violate the state’s agreement with an employee union, an arbitrator ruled on Monday. Edwin Benn, the arbitrator, cited a 2010 agreement between Illinois and the American Federation of State,…

Supreme Court considers California Medicaid cuts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Supreme Court opened its new term on Monday and considered whether Medicaid recipients and medical providers may sue California for cutting reimbursement rates in the healthcare program for low-income Americans. The justices heard arguments in a case that centered on the plan by California’s lawmakers in…

‘Super-Committee’ Democrats push tax hikes first in deficit talks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats want tax hikes to be the first item negotiated in “super committee” deficit-reduction talks, trying to force Republicans to confront an issue at the heart of this year’s budget fights, sources told Reuters. The tough stance by Democratic members of the powerful 12-member congressional panel reflects…

‘Occupy Wall St.’ joins postal workers in budget protest

Instead of railing against Wall Street, last night the “Occupy Wall Street” protesters decided to join with postal workers in New York City at a protest against a five-day delivery week, which many believe will severely harm the postal service and cause significant job losses. “A lot of people will…

Police block ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protesters

Hundreds of people marched Saturday near Wall Street in New York, but the city thwarted their bid to descend into the heart of global finance itself to protest greed, corruption and budget cuts. Protesters had planned to stake out Wall Street until their anger over a financial system they say…

Minnesota legislature approves budget to end shutdown

MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) – The Minnesota legislature approved on Wednesday in a marathon special session all the budget bills needed to end a state government shutdown that has lasted nearly three weeks. Called to a special session on Tuesday afternoon, the state House and Senate approved all 12 bills put to…

Iowa Democrats take aim at Tim Pawlenty as he kicks off ‘Road to Results’ tour

In advance of Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty’s “Road to Results” tour, the Iowa Democratic Party has released a new video claiming he drove Minnesota straight into the ditch as governor. Pawlenty announced his Iowa “Road to Results” tour on Thursday. He plans to drive 687 miles in an RV,…

White House confident of averting debt default

The White House expressed confidence Sunday that a damaging debt default would be averted, but warring US lawmakers appeared no closer to a deal to rein in America’s budget deficit. President Barack Obama has urged rival Democrats and Republicans to strike a “grand bargain” to reduce the yawning deficit by…

House GOP split into two factions on budget deal

According to a McClatchy report today, the members of the House GOP have split into two camps on the current budget deal, the flexible and the non-flexible. On one side are the long-time Republican House members who see the president’s current deal, which gives them 80 percent of what they…

Page 1 of 28123Next ›Last »
Google+