Montgomery council cuts health, retirement benefits for employees
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The Montgomery County Council unanimously passed a budget Thursday that rolls back health and retirement benefits and raises the prospect of a prolonged period of labor discord. The $4.37 billion budget cuts benefits for government and school employ ...

RTC approves $500 million budget with cuts to routes, services
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The Regional Transportation Commission approved a final annual budget that anticipates cuts to bus services. ...

Sacramento lawmakers may not be punished for late budget
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Fine print in a ballot measure voters passed last fall may contain a loophole allowing them to keep their pay and perks even if they make no more progress on passing a final spending plan. Reporting from Sacramento -- Voters were assured that a ballo ...

Lawmaker salaries surviving state budget cuts
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Washington state lawmakers are not including their own salaries in widespread budget cuts that are poised to slash pay for state workers. ...

Lawmaker salaries surviving Washington budget cuts
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Washington state lawmakers are not including their own salaries in widespread budget cuts that are poised to slash pay for other state workers - and possibly teachers. ...

Newt Gingrich Slams 'Radical' Paul Ryan Budget, Gets 'Thank You' From Democrats
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WASHINGTON -- Democrats enjoyed hearing GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich rip the budget plan of fellow Republican Paul Ryan (Wis.) on Sunday so much that they're now launching a "Thanks Newt" website, signaling that they won't let the mercurial ...

'Awful' Florida Foreclosure Courts May Shut Down Due To GOP Budget Cuts
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In a turn of events that consumer advocates are celebrating, Florida's infamous "rocket docket" foreclosure courts may be on the verge of extinction, thanks to state budget cuts. According to a document obtained by The Huffington Post, Palm Beach Cou ...

GOP budget's health care cuts misguided
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The Republican fiscal year 2012 budget passed by the U.S. House of Representatives is a misguided piece of legislation, especially regarding health care provisions. ...

Has the Ryan Plan Become the Third Rail of the GOP? (The Atlantic Wire)
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The Atlantic Wire - Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is not pushing Republican senators to vote for the budget plan, created by Rep. Paul Ryan and passed by the House, that dramatically changes Medicare. McConnell says he's voting for it, but t ...

Open Thread: The Next 'Rendezvous with Destiny'?
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In his Thursday column for the Washington Examiner, Philip Klein wonders whether there is a "Rendezvous with Destiny" in the country's near future akin to that which saw Ronald Reagan enact sweeping reforms to the nation's tax code, in a plan devise ...

School Board OKs budget with at least 1,834 layoffs
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The Clark County School District Board unanimously approved its fiscal 2012 budget on Wednesday, bridging a $407.4 million shortfall by laying off 1,834 school district employees. ...

Chris Weigant: The Ryan Budget Acid Test
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The Republican Party has now made supporting the Ryan budget its acid test for 2012. By forcing the issue in such a major way with Gingrich, the message to the rest of the Republican candidates is loud and clear: "Support the Ryan plan -- or else." ...

Paul Ryan's reality check on budget hysteria: GOP plan bolsters the safety net
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Congressman Paul Ryan explains why the GOP's 2012 budget not only prevents a fiscal disaster, it strengthens America's safety net by directing more assistance to those who need it most. ...


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