The Gazette asked: To reduce the national debt over the long term, should Congress reduce spending, increase tax revenues or both?
Finally, Congress has completed its budget process without another government shutdown and raised the nation’s debt ceiling without seriously threatening default.
The U.S. government must pay its bills.
Budgetary gridlock in Washington has led to one crisis after another. It has weakened America’s economy, disgusted the public and damaged our international standing.
With the government shutdown in the rearview mirror, Montana conservatives are petitioning their congressional delegation to balance the federal budget without raising taxes.
When a majority of the House and Senate finally voted to end the government shutdown and step back from the brink of national default, lawmakers and President Barack Obama set a series of deadlines for themselves that they must meet to maintain the health of the U.S. economy.
Those of us who work full time encouraging America to live within our means see a sharp contrast between many elected officials in Washington and the rest of America.
POWELL, Wyo. — Former Sen. Alan Simpson is offering a new plan to avoid automatic spending cuts set to hit March 1 absent a bipartisan deficit-reduction deal.
President Barack Obama, re-elected Tuesday, and the 535 members of Congress have urgent decisions to make about fiscal policy in the lame-duck Congress. Without action by Congress, on Jan. 1, income tax rates will rise back to pre-2001 levels for all income groups, the 2 percent payroll tax …
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Fortunately, not everything is up to date in Kansas City. Esther George, president of the regional Federal Reserve Bank here, is refreshingly retrograde regarding what less-circumspect people welcome as the modernizing of the nation’s central bank into a central economic p…
HELENA — The state Revenue Department director warned Thursday that changes in how telecommunications companies are being taxed, partly through court decisions, shifts more of the property tax burden to homeowners and small-business owners.