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Blog | March 2016

Welcome to our blog – The Bottom Line, where you’ll find up-to-date commentary and analysis on the most important news in the fiscal world. Below is a list of our blog posts.
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Mar 31, 2016 | Health Care

CBO's New One-Stop Shop for Federal Spending on Health Insurance Coverage

CBO's March baseline is typically a brief update of budget projections for the next decade, but this year CBO has provided a new comprehensive...
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Mar 31, 2016 | Other Spending| Taxes

Sanders's Paid Family Leave Plan, Explained

Democratic Presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has a Family Values Agenda built upon current legislation that calls...
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Mar 30, 2016 | Budgets & Projections

Breaking Down CBO's Analysis of the President's Budget

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its own estimate of the FY 2017 President's budget yesterday, a document that includes a 16-page...
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Mar 29, 2016 | Budgets & Projections

CBO Releases Its Own Take on the President's Budget

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) today released its analysis of the Fiscal Year 2017 President's budget, finding that under the President...
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Mar 29, 2016 | Health Care

Provider Tax Limits Should Be On The Table for Medicaid Reform

Recently, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) criticized the House Energy & Commerce (E&C) Committee for proposing to limit...
Mar 28, 2016 | Budgets & Projections

How The March Baseline Reiterates Our Distressing Fiscal Path

The Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) updated March baseline confirms the era of declining deficits is over. This year's deficit is expected to...
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Mar 24, 2016 | Budgets & Projections

CBO Updates The Baseline Ahead of President's Budget Estimate

In advance of its scheduled release of an analysis of the President's budget, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has updated its budget...
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Mar 24, 2016 | Budgets & Projections

Congressional Progressive Caucus Releases Alternative to House Budget

The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) released their “People’s Budget,” an alternative to the House budget released last week. The budget offers...
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Mar 24, 2016 | Budgets & Projections

Republican Study Committee Publishes Alternative FY 2017 Budget

The Republican Study Committee (RSC) has released an alternative to the House Republican budget that outlines their vision for the country...
Mar 24, 2016 | Other Spending

How Much Will Government Spend Under the Next President?

One interesting metric of any budget plan is how much it would increase or reduce federal spending. According to our latest estimates, all...