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How to Have an Honest Budget | Op-Ed

December 15, 2016 | U.S. News & World Report | Budget & Tax

These 4 steps can help Congress fix the budget process. Now that Congress has effectively kicked the can down the road, once again, by... Read More

Contractor Won Weak Bomber Oversight, McCain Says

December 13, 2016 | Roll Call | National Security

House and Senate negotiators writing a final defense authorization bill quietly deleted or diluted tough provisions affecting the Air Force’s... Read More

Shame on Congress if it grants even more secrecy to Pentagon

September 10, 2016 | Star Tribune | National Security

An inspector general report at the Pentagon concluded in 2013 that its computer systems were dangerously vulnerable to hackers. At least 49... Read More

The Interior Department is too secretive with its public land policy.

August 31, 2016 | U.S. News & World Report | Energy

Across the federal government, information is too often locked away in what amounts to a black box. In some instances, the government... Read More

US Think Tanks Seek Info on Carbon Capture Tax Credit

August 11, 2016 | Tax News | Budget & Tax , Energy

On August 9, Green Scissors, a coalition between Friends of the Earth, the R Street Institute, and Taxpayers for Common Sense, announced it... Read More

Enviros, Small Government Groups Come Together

August 10, 2016 | Politico - Morning Tax | Budget & Tax , Energy

ENVIROS, SMALL GOVERNMENT GROUPS COME TOGETHER: An alliance going by the name of Green Scissors, consisting of Friends of the Earth, the R... Read More

Carbon Capture: Groups Request Records on Tax Credit

August 09, 2016 | Environment & Energy | Budget & Tax , Energy

Groups opposed to carbon capture subsidies today filed a Freedom of Information Act request to release more details on an existing federal tax... Read More

Coalition Submits FOIA Request to IRS on Clean Coal Subsidies

August 09, 2016 | Morning Consult | Budget & Tax , Energy

A coalition of groups, including Friends of the Earth, Taxpayers for Common Sense and the R Street Institute, has filed a Freedom of... Read More

IRS Is Asked for Info on Carbon Credits for Oil Extraction

August 09, 2016 | Law360 | Budget & Tax , Energy

Law360, New York (August 9, 2016, 8:14 PM ET) -- A coalition of environmental and taxpayer groups on Tuesday announced it has asked... Read More

Kaine’s Ag Resume

July 26, 2016 | DTN - The Progressive Farmer | Agriculture , Energy

OMAHA (DTN) -- Though U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack would have been considered a homerun for agriculture as Democratic presidential... Read More

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October 20, 2017

Farming for Cash Behind Closed Doors

At Taxpayers for Common Sense we work with everyone. Unless they don’t want to work with us, which is... Read More