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Moody's: Widening Deficit Foreshadows Decline in U.S. Fiscal Strength

With last year's deficit growing to $779 billion, Moody's Investors Service yesterday warned that the country's fiscal position is on a "gradual...

Are Defense and Disasters Causing the Deficit Increase?

When asked about the increasing deficit, President Trump yesterday pointed to defense spending increases and disaster relief. While both of...

Riedl Proposes Debt Reduction Plan

Brian Riedl, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, recently released a budget plan to stabilize debt over the long term. The plan proposes...

OMB and Congress Propose New Way to Budget for Federal Buildings

Both lawmakers and administration officials have recently begun advocating for a different approach to funding long-term physical federal investments...

FY 2018 Deficit Was $779 Billion

For Immediate Release The Treasury Department today released a report showing the official fiscal year 2018 deficit was $779 billion, an increase of...

Chartbook: Budgeting for the Next Generation

This chartbook corresponds to our project "Budgeting for the Next Generation"   

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