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Blog | February 2011

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.
Feb 28, 2011

Spotlight on the States: Florida

This week, our Spotlight on the States series heads down south to beautiful and sunny Florida, a state that has faced its share of budget woes. The...
Feb 28, 2011 | Budgets & Projections

‘Line’ Items: Of Brinkmanship and Statesmanship Edition

Shutting Down Versus Sitting Down – Congress returns to Washington this week after lawmakers spent last week back home. Just before leaving...
Feb 28, 2011 | Budgets & Projections

Short-Term CR Looking More Likely

UPDATE 3/1: House passes two-week CR by vote of 335-91. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) says that the bill will be taken up in the Senate...
Feb 28, 2011

CNN MONEY EXCLUSIVE: Spending Cuts Aren't Enough. It's Time to Fix the Budget.

In her latest commentary for CNN Money, CRFB president Maya MacGuineas talks about the House Republicans' latest spending proposals, how they could...
Feb 27, 2011

Panel Discusses Prospects of Government Shutdown

On Friday, a panel discussion between Democratic and Republican staff directors of the House Budget Committee and CRFB president Maya MacGuineas...
Feb 25, 2011

The 2011 Funding Level Debate Continues

Update: CBO released an estimate of H.R. 1 on Friday, Feb 25, puting total base discretionary budget authority at $1,026 billion. The table below has...
Feb 25, 2011 | Budgets & Projections

MY VIEW: Barry Anderson

As the impacts of the economic recession continue to fade, serious debate on the direction of fiscal policy is finally beginning with very different...

Clever Accounting in the 2012 Budget

Last week, the White House released the President’s FY 2012 budget proposal. There's tons of stuff to sift through in the budget, and we now...

The President's Budget's Terminations, Reductions, and Savings

Last week, the White House released the President’s FY 2012 budget proposal. On Wednesday, CRFB released its analysis of the budget. Today, we...
Feb 22, 2011 | Other Spending

Spending May Diminish, but Time Definitely Is Shrinking

After four marathon sessions and hundreds of amendments the House of Representatives approved of legislation, H.R. 1, which will...

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