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Brief: Federal Coal Program Review

January 17, 2017 | Energy , National Security

In January 2016, the Secretary of the Interior directed the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to conduct a broad, programmatic review of... Read More

How the New Methane Rule Benefits Taxpayers

January 06, 2017 | Energy , Natural Resources

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) administers mineral leasing on 245 million acres of public lands, including onshore federal oil and... Read More

Crop Insurance and Private Sector Delivery

December 14, 2016 | Agriculture

Private-public risk sharing has been an important and unique feature of the federal crop insurance program since 1981. Under the Federal... Read More

Coal Tax Subsidies: A Boon for Kemper

November 15, 2016 | Energy

A new report from Taxpayers for Common Sense (TCS) and Friends of the Earth (FOE) sounds the alarm on a lame duck tax deal that could send... Read More

How to Increase the Benefits from Federal Agricultural Conservation Programs

October 31, 2016 | Agriculture

Covering more than 40 percent of land area in the United States, crop and ranchlands have a significant impact on the landscape.[1]... Read More

Impact of Federal Budget Gimmicks: Changes in Mandatory Program Spending (ChIMPS)

October 31, 2016 | Agriculture , Budget & Tax

  In budgetary parlance, ChIMPS refers to the process of using annual spending bills to limit spending on a mandatory spending program... Read More

Infographic on the 2014 Farm Bill

October 12, 2016 | Agriculture

Only two years after passage, the 2014 FARM BILL is a clear budget buster due to new commodity programs. The Agriculture Committees should... Read More

Golden Fleece: The Air Force B-21 Raider Attack on Your Wallet

October 04, 2016 | National Security

TCS Awards its Golden Fleece Award to the U.S. Air Force for refusing to release the overall costs of the B-21 bomber... Read More

Wind and Solar Leasing Rule

October 01, 2016 | Energy

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is expected to release its Wind and Solar Leasing Rule in the next few weeks.[1] The rule would create... Read More

Reform the Tax Code

September 22, 2016 | Budget & Tax

The U.S. tax code last underwent a major overhaul 30 years ago. Today, it is a confusing thicket of narrow carve-outs, parochial... Read More

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Weekly Wastebasket

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March 24, 2017

Performance Budgeting

Most of the coverage of President Trump’s “skinny” budget focused on spending cuts, eliminated agencies, and... Read More

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