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Georgia House moves on zero-based budgeting

The Georgia House passed HB 33, legislation enacting zero-based budgeting – a process that requires departments of state government and programs to justify their spending, yesterday in a 126 to 45 vote: The House measure…



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Senate overrides zero-based budgeting veto

The Georgia Senate voted unanimously this morning to override Gov. Sonny Perdue’s veto of SB 1, which would require the legislature used zero-base budgeting. The Georgia House will have to take up the measure, where…



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USPS posts $8 billion loss

Earlier this year, I noted that the budget for the United States Postal Service (USPS) would be $238 billion over the next 10 years. Last week, the USPS acknowledged that its budget shortfall for FY…


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The myth of a profit from the bailouts

If you listen to news reports and claims by supporters of the bailouts, they’ll tell you that taxpayers are making money off of this massive government intervention in the economy. However, a new report by…


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GOP needs to get serious on earmarks

Over at the Washington Post, Marc Thiessen takes up the lack of a commitment by House Republicans on reforming earmarks or continuing their self-imposed moratorium from the practice: In March, House Republicans enacted a voluntary,…