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Poorly monitored science research wastes taxpayers’ money abroad

August 28, 2015 | Washington Times | Budget & Tax

Back when Bill Clinton was still president, the National Science Foundation began doling out millions of dollars to Northeastern University to... Read More

Liberal group blames Bush for raising deficits, credits Obama for lowering them

August 27, 2015 | PolitiFact | Budget & Tax

During the last four presidencies, deficits disappeared under one Democrat (Bill Clinton), went up under two Republicans (George H.W. Bush... Read More

The Katrina disaster that hasn’t ended

August 27, 2015 | Politico | Transportation & Infrastructure

New Orleans is rebuilding, but the real destructive force involves Congress and the Army Corps of Engineers—and it's nowhere near fixed. ... Read More

Taxpayers Group Pushing to Stop Wasting Gas

August 27, 2015 | Public News Service | Energy

FARMINGTON, N.M. - Venting and flaring at oil and natural gas wells on public lands in the Four Corners area costs the public millions in lost... Read More

Groups push feds for new natural gas rules

August 26, 2015 | The Hill | Energy

A federal rule cracking down on venting or leaks at natural gas drilling sites would save millions of dollars in royalty revenue for the... Read More

Trim the Pentagon’s Fat

August 26, 2015 | U.S. News & World Report | National Security

Here are some easy cuts the Pentagon can make to avoid the dreaded sequester.... Read More

Higher Royalty Rates Draw Coal’s Friends And Foes To Denver Hearing

August 20, 2015 | KUNC--Community Radio for Northern Colorado | Natural Resources

In recent years the government agency that handles the sale of coal on public lands has come under criticism for how it manages that program.... Read More

Taxpayers float bill for defective first responder equipment

August 20, 2015 | The Washington Times | Transportation & Infrastructure

Emergency workers still stuck with pre-9/11 connectivity... Read More

Congressional vacations, coal, and the F-35

August 20, 2015 | Capital Insider | Budget & Tax

WASHINGTON — During the August recess, Capitol Hill is relatively quiet, but many lawmakers are traveling abroad. What are they up to? Steve... Read More

Should Feds Hike Fees On Coal Firms? Public Weighs In

August 19, 2015 | Colorado Public Radio | Natural Resources

Bureau of Land Management officials got an earful Tuesday in Denver about mining coal on federal lands. That's because officials are trying to... Read More

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August 28, 2015

Hurricane Katrina: Policy Lessons Still Not Heeded

Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina and its impact on New Orleans and the Gulf Coast staggered the nation. A major... Read More