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House Subcommittee Renews Call for Private Flood Insurance

November 24, 2014 | Insurance Journal | Budget & Tax , Transportation & Infrastructure

A House Financial Services subcommittee scheduled a hearing for today to focus attention on encouraging flood insurance sold by private... Read More

Group Proposes Environmentally Friendly Budget Cuts

November 24, 2014 | The Daily Caller | Budget & Tax , Energy , Natural Resources

 coalition of interest groups is proposing a list of fiscally responsible and environmentally friendly spending cuts that could appeal to... Read More

Witness at Senate Hearing Questions Effectiveness of Disaster Bonds

November 21, 2014 | Bond Buyer.com | Budget & Tax

WASHINGTON - An official with a nonpartisan budget watchdog group questioned the effectiveness of tax-exempt disaster bonds and other types of... Read More

Reviving Earmarks is Not Going to Break Congress’ Gridlock

November 19, 2014 | US News & World Report | Earmarks & Appropriations

There is wide agreement inside and outside of Washington that the recent level of Congressional dysfunction has reached troubling... Read More

Special Interests Keep Ethanol Mandate Alive

November 18, 2014 | Newsmax | Energy

America is enjoying a huge oil and gas boom due to improved drilling techniques, yet the nation's energy sector is still plagued by government... Read More

Despite Solyndra Failure, US Energy Loan Program Turns a Profit

November 17, 2014 | Al Jazeera America |

Remember Solyndra? When the solar panel manufacturing company, which received hundreds of millions of dollars in loans from the Obama... Read More

High-income CT Sends U.S. More In Taxes Than It Gets Back

November 17, 2014 | The Connecticut Mirror | Budget & Tax

Washington – When it comes to federal dollars, is it better for Connecticut residents to give or to receive? It depends on who you... Read More

Bumper Crop Could Cost Taxpayers Billions In Farm Subsidies

November 17, 2014 | Daily Caller | Agriculture

Record agricultural output is pushing crop prices down, meaning farm subsidies could exceed projections by several billion dollars, according... Read More

Farmers May Reap Subsidy Boom on Record Crops

November 17, 2014 | Bloomberg | Agriculture

A record U.S. harvest has pushed crop prices so low that taxpayers may pay billions of dollars more to subsidize farmers than anticipated just... Read More

San Jose State clams up on no-bid Cisco contract

November 17, 2014 | San Jose Mercury News | Earmarks & Appropriations

SAN JOSE -- Unanswered questions are mounting in San Jose State's handling of a $28 million, no-bid technology deal as campus leaders... Read More

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November 21, 2014

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Getting something for nothing is a pretty sweet deal. At least if you’re the one getting something. Not so much... Read More

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