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(Partial) Shutdown Continues

December 26th, 2018 by

After the Christmas holiday, the federal government — or at least, as many have pointed out, about 10% of it — remains shut down with no end in sight. There might have been some cooperation from private donors to keep the national Christmas tree lit, but there’s no peace on earth for Congress, which remains […]

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Here we go again: Congress ready to kick the can on budget fight

December 3rd, 2018 by

NPR reports that, yet again, Congress is twisting itself up in temporary measures and can-kicking because of failure to find agreement on major issues. House leaders are drafting a bill to postpone a potential government shutdown from midnight on Friday night to the end of the day on Dec. 21…  it is the fight over money […]

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Formers Reps: Time to Deal with the Fiscal Crisis

December 1st, 2018 by

Writing today in Times Union, two former Representatives sound the alarm on the issue of our time. At first glance, all seems well with our national economy. Gross domestic product growth is exceeding 3 percent and wages are rising. Companies report strong earnings. Unemployment is at 50-year lows. The stock market, while volatile, is near record highs. […]

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