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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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Wednesday hearing will address overcharging for spare parts

May 14th, 2019 by

In a hearing Wednesday, the House Committee on Oversight & Reform will hold a hearing on an issue budget watchdogs have previously noted — that a contracting conglomerate may be overcharging for spare parts for military aircraft. More details on the hearing can be found here.

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