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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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Institute President Jonathan Bydlak quoted in Heartland’s June “Healthcare News”

June 5th, 2019 by

Institute founder & president Jonathan Bydlak was quoted in the June edition of the Heartland Institute’s Healthcare News. Released on Wednesday, the piece takes a deep dive into the issue of Health Savings Accounts, or HSA’s. In a time of rising healthcare costs and calls to pour more federal money toward the problem, Bydlak notes […]

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