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Bydlak to Testify on Capitol Hill

October 28th, 2019 by

Institute President Jonathan Bydlak will testify this Wednesday on Capitol Hill about the rise of unauthorized appropriations. The hearing, titled “Rise of the Zombies: The Unauthorized and Unaccountable Government You Pay For” is being held by the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management and will be held on October 30th at […]

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This year’s budget deficit is already higher than last year’s

August 21st, 2019 by

In news that should not be surprising for anyone following recent budgeting, the deficit is reaching historic highs. The Treasury Department noted in its monthly statement that it was up 27% from the same time period last year, reaching $866.8 billion in the first 10 months of the fiscal year. And this situation is only […]

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Beware the ‘Unknown Knowns’ of Budget Process Reform

June 16th, 2019 by

Writing in The Hill, Institute founder & president Jonathan Bydlak discusses the “unknown knowns” of process reform. The Institute for Spending Reform has conducted original research that provides a useful guide for legislators who want to reform the nation’s broken budget process. We might not know what a good budget looks like, but we know […]

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