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New Jersey Governor Christie is photographed during a news conference ahead of the Republican Governors Association meeting in Manhattan

New Jersey’s fiscal woes imperil an already-damaged Chris Christie

By Edith Honan and Gabriel Debenedetti NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The scandal over a made-up study that badly disrupted traffic at the George Washington Bridge may not be New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's biggest problem after all. Less than a year after the charismatic governor was the toast of the Republican Party and a leading […]

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Clinton Documents: Top Adviser Predicts Fiscal ‘Train Wreck’

President Clinton’s top economic adviser predicted a fiscal “train wreck” months before the government shutdown in 1995-96. Full News here – Washington Wire

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Illinois Governor’s Re-Election Bid Dogged by Fiscal Woes

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, widely seen as the most vulnerable Democratic governor seeking re-election, is contending with a looming budget hole as he faces Republican Bruce Rauner in November. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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New Fiscal Showdown Builds Over Debt Limit

Republican lawmakers insisted Sunday that any increase in the nation’s borrowing authority should have policy changes attached, a demand at odds with White House officials and Senate Democrats, who held firm in their position that Congress must pass a “clean” debt-limit increase. Full News here – Washington Wire

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White house to release fiscal 2015 budget on March 4

The White House will release President Barack Obama's budget for fiscal year 2015 on March 4, a spokesman for the Office of Management and Budget said on Thursday. "Now that Congress has finished its work on this year's appropriations, the administration is able to finalize next year's budget," spokesman Steve Posner said in a statement. […]

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Congress: Fiscal fatigue

“After last fall’s tumultuous, bitterly partisan debt ceiling and government shutdown battles, a sense of fiscal fatigue seems to be setting in among many Washington policymakers as President Barack Obama prepares for his fifth State of the Union address later this month,” the AP writes. “The Voting Rights Act of 1965 would be modernized under […]

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Budget Deal Gives Parties a Break From Fiscal Combat

The governmentwide spending bill before Congress is a monument to the power of Republicans to slow, but not to stop, President Barack Obama’s agenda. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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States Urged to Address Fiscal Threats

Financially strapped U.S. states are delaying the comprehensive reforms needed to close the gap between revenues and the entitlements promised to residents, according to the State Budget Crisis Task Force. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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Cincinnati Streetcar Plan Pits Desire for Growth Against Fiscal Restraint

After much contentious debate, construction on a 3.6 mile streetcar line in Cincinnati is moving ahead, with financial support from a foundation.      Full News here – NYT > Politics

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U.S. economy bruised by fiscal fight: Treasury Secretary

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. economy has been hurt by a recent budget standoff in Washington and it is important that the nation does not go through another around of brinkmanship, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said on Sunday. Speaking on NBC's "Meet the Press" program, Lew said he was confident the economy, which he described […]

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