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The President’s FY2017 Budget - TCS Analysis

The President’s FY2017 Budget - TCS Analysis Ongoing analysis of President Obama's final budget request for FY 2017 and insight into what it all means for taxpayers.... Read More

The National Commission on the Future of the Army

February 03, 2016 | National Security

The National Commission on the Future of the Army The Fiscal Year 2015 National Defense Authorization Act established the National Commission on the Future of the Army. The commissioners... Read More

Arch Coal’s Bankruptcy Could Leave Millions in Clean-Up Costs to Taxpayers

January 12, 2016 | Energy , Natural Resources

Arch Coal’s Bankruptcy Could Leave Millions in Clean-Up Costs to Taxpayers Arch Coal's $450 million in self-bonded reclamation costs could fall onto taxpayers' backs now that the company has declared bankruptcy.... Read More

FY2016 Taxibus - TCS Analysis Blog

FY2016 Taxibus - TCS Analysis Blog Ongoing analysis of the FY2016 Taxibus - the tax extenders and omnibus appropriations package recently released by Congress...... Read More

U.S. Forest Service’s Tongass Timber Plan Proposes Increased Costs for Taxpayers

December 10, 2015 | Natural Resources

U.S. Forest Service’s Tongass Timber Plan Proposes Increased Costs for Taxpayers Taxpayers stand to lose $367.5 million over the next 15 years as a result of the proposed Tongass Land Management Plan amendment.... Read More

Prohibitions and Limitations and Contingencies, Oh My!

November 05, 2015 | Budget & Tax , National Security

Prohibitions and Limitations and Contingencies, Oh My! The “final” version of the Pentagon policy bill is making its way, step by painful step, through the Congress this week. Why are we putting... Read More

Bipartisan Budget Agreement Harvests Crop Insurance Savings

October 28, 2015 | Agriculture , Budget & Tax

Bipartisan Budget Agreement Harvests Crop Insurance Savings It looks like crop insurance special interests are trying to scuttle one of the only provisions in the Bipartisan Budget Agreement of 2015... Read More

Bipartisan Budget Agreement of 2015 - TCS Analysis

October 27, 2015 | Budget & Tax

Bipartisan Budget Agreement of 2015 - TCS Analysis Oct. 30, 2015 - 10:00am On Wednesday night, the House passed an amended version of the Bipartisan Budget Agreement (BBA) that increases... Read More

The Rules Don’t Apply to Us

The Rules Don’t Apply to Us That may well be the rallying cry of the Pentagon budgeteers in the last dozen or more years. And they’ve been aided and abetted in this... Read More

New Agriculture Income Guarantees Prove Costly

September 25, 2015 | Agriculture

New Agriculture Income Guarantees Prove Costly In recent testimony before the House Committee on Agriculture, United States Department of Agriculture Deputy Under Secretary Alexis Taylor... Read More

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February 05, 2016

Final Budget Countdown

The final budget of the Obama Administration hits the street on Tuesday. It’s a week late and marks the sixth... Read More

TCS Celebrates 20th Anniversary

U.S. Coal to Germany

The Unaffordable F-35

The President’s Budget for FY2015

The President's proposed budget for fiscal year 2015 is out. Get the facts and see our analysis.

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