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Policy groups take on extenders

December 18, 2014 | Politico | Earmarks & Appropriations

TOP 10 ‘MOST GLUTTONOUS’ EXTENDERS. Taypayers for Common Sense published a list of what it considers the 10 most egregious tax extenders... Read More

Oh, and President Obama’s Request for Police Body Cameras? It Wasn’t in the Budget Congress Just Pas

December 18, 2014 | The Root | Earmarks & Appropriations

Lawmakers went home for Christmas without acting on the president’s $263 million request.... Read More

10 Outrageously Pricey Tax Breaks ‘Gifted’ by Congress

December 18, 2014 | The Fiscal Times | Earmarks & Appropriations

The Senate, on its way out at the close of the 113th Congress, approved the extension of more than 50 tax breaks, collectively known as “tax... Read More

Corporate Welfare Boogie

December 17, 2014 | Sky Valley Chronicle | Earmarks & Appropriations

How oil and gas industry has been getting rich off your freebies since 1946... Read More

Connecticut Winners, Losers In $1.1 Trillion Federal Spending Plan

December 17, 2014 | The Connecticut Mirror | Earmarks & Appropriations

WASHINGTON — The $1.1 trillion spending bill that Congress struggled to approve, with little help from the state's Democratic lawmakers, has... Read More

Defense, tourism among winners in spending bill

December 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Earmarks & Appropriations

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Michigan boot-maker, potato farmers and more than 1,200 contractors that supply parts for a next-generation fighter plane... Read More

In Final Spending Bill, Salty Food and Belching Cows Are Winners

December 15, 2014 | New York Times | Earmarks & Appropriations

WASHINGTON — Health insurance companies preserved their tax breaks. Farmers and ranchers were spared having to report on pollution from... Read More

‘Temporary’ Tax Extenders Permanently Cost Taxpayers Big

December 11, 2014 | U.S. News & World Report | Budget & Tax

Congress is again going to extend a slew of tax breaks with little oversight or debate.... Read More

Spending Bill Is Packed With Perks

December 11, 2014 | Wall Street Journal | Earmarks & Appropriations

WASHINGTON—Wall Street firms, Las Vegas casinos, defense contractors and other major U.S. corporations won special provisions tucked inside a... Read More

TCS VP Steve Ellis discusses the Congressional Budget Deal on C-Span

December 11, 2014 | C-Span Washington Journal | Earmarks & Appropriations

Stephen Ellis analyzed the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill to fund the government beyond December 11. Topics included the taxes and…... Read More

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December 12, 2014

As The Congress Turns

The soap opera that is the 113th Congress took another dramatic turn in its final days. After hours of intrigue,... Read More