United States Federal Budget
WASHINGTON — Just why is American politics so dysfunctional?
With 333,580 acres of federal land in Custer County, the U.S. government is a very large landowner, and quite possibly a major freeloader of local government services if Congress opts not to chip in this year.
When county leaders in Wyoming look at the bipartisan federal budget proposal, there’s something they don’t see: millions of dollars owed them by the federal government.
The two-year federal budget agreement announced this week — a deal approved the House and awaiting a Senate vote — contains both good news and bad news, three Billings advocacy groups said Thursday.
With the government shutdown in the rearview mirror, Montana conservatives are petitioning their congressional delegation to balance the federal budget without raising taxes.
PABLO – Services available to its members through the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes won’t be impacted by the federal government shutdown – not this week, anyway, according to CSKT spokesman Rob McDonald.
In the quarter century since Congress last reformed the Tax Code, back in 1986, it seems Washington has worked overtime to create the most inefficient and ineffective globally anti-competitive tax system humankind could dream up.
It is time for both Republicans and Democrats in Washington to make a deal to fix the nation’s debt.
CHEYENNE — A bipartisan group of western lawmakers is pushing legislation in Washington to restore cuts of $110 million in federal mineral royalty payments to 35 states.
CHEYENNE — A public-private effort to plow roads in Yellowstone National Park and open up two of the park's entrances on time this spring despite federal budget cuts reached a milestone Wednesday with state and federal road crews meeting up on the park's East Entrance Road.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The tentacles of federal budget cuts triggered by sequestration extend to Wyoming's 23 counties.
''You don't have to be a deficit hawk to be disturbed by the growing gap between revenues and expenses," said Sen. Barack Obama during a Nov. 3, 2005, debate on the Senate floor.
''It's time to tell people the truth," Mitt Romney said in a radio interview last spring. "And so my campaign's about telling people we've got to cut back on our spending and finally live within our means or we could face economic calamity."
Americans who want to know what the “fiscal cliff” means for themselves and their country will find answers in a 16-page report issued this week by the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget.
CASPER, Wyo. -- Staff reductions, leaving open positions unfilled, offering fewer sections of courses, less community outreach and reducing some student services are among the ways Wyoming's seven community colleges are contemplating dealing with possible budget cuts of 8 percent for the fis…
WASHINGTON — It isn’t getting much coverage, but the Congressional Budget Office has just issued its latest long-term budget outlook. Frankly, there’s not much news here. The long-term prospect is bleak. The basic question remains: How much will the costs of retiring baby boomers crowd other…
CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Members of Wyoming's congressional delegation say President Barack Obama's budget proposal doesn't do enough to cut the nation's deficit.
Within the space of just a few days, the national debt has topped $15 trillion — about $133,000 per taxpayer — and the congressional super committee failed in its effort to lower annual deficits and reduce the growth of the national debt.
WASHINGTON — Born during what is mistakenly called the debt-ceiling “debacle” last summer, the supercommittee may die without sending Congress a 10-year $1.2 trillion (at least) deficit-reduction plan. This is not properly labeled a failure. Committee Democrats demanded more revenues; Republ…
CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Sen. Mike Enzi has introduced legislation that would change how the federal government does its budget.