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Just the Facts: The Federal Crop Insurance Program

May 13, 2016 | Agriculture

Of the many federal subsidies for the agriculture sector, the federal crop insurance program is the most expensive. To help policymakers... Read More

Reforming the Federal Coal Program: Time for a Fair Return for Taxpayers

May 13, 2016 | Energy , Natural Resources

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

Just the Facts: Financial Health of the Agriculture Sector

May 10, 2016 | Agriculture

Supporters of expensive federal programs that subsidize the incomes of agricultural businesses claim that agricultural businesses are in... Read More

Fact Sheet: Agricultural Shallow Loss Programs Digging Deeper

April 07, 2016 | Agriculture

Updated Farm Program baseline numbers from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) confirm taxpayers are unlikely to harvest the $16.6... Read More

TCS Yearly Budget Request Analyses

February 05, 2016 |

Links to TCS' yearly rolling analysis of the President's budget requests for the years 2011-2016... Read More

Disaster Spending Data Resources

To increase transparency and facilitate oversight of disaster-related relief spending, TCS has collected all, or most, of the publicly... Read More

Royalty Rate Reductions on Federal Coal Leases: 1990-2013

November 18, 2015 | Energy , Natural Resources

BLM has reduced the royalty rates on federal coal leases frequently during the last 25 years.... Read More

Coal Bonding: Time to Revisit Self-Bonding Requirements

November 09, 2015 | Energy , Natural Resources

For centuries, coal producers in the U.S. regularly abandoned their mines when on-site operations ended, leaving tens of thousands of... Read More

Upcoming and Ongoing Taxpayer Losses from Timber Sales in the Tongass National Forest

October 27, 2015 | Natural Resources

Up-to-date information on money-losing timber sales and costs to taxpayers in Alaska's Tongass National Forest.... Read More

Venting and Flaring of Natural Gas on Federal Lands

October 13, 2015 | Energy , Natural Resources

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) within the Department of the Interior (DOI) manages about 245 million acres of public lands, located... Read More

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Weekly Wastebasket

Our weekly reality-check for federal spending. View All

June 24, 2016

Aviation Extension Shenanigans

Turmoil in Congress has thrown everything up in the air. The House left early for its 4th of July recess, and... Read More

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