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Hillary Clinton waves to the crowd while being introduced by democratic challenger for Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf at a "Women for Wolf" grassroots rally in Philadelphia

New taxes or not, Pennsylvania’s next governor faces fiscal morass

By Hilary Russ NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Democrat who could oust Pennsylvania's Republican governor in November wants to reshape the state's personal income tax system to make it more progressive. But if he wins, Tom Wolf, who was Revenue Secretary under former Democratic Governor Ed Rendell, probably could not get the plan past the […]

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U.S. governor races could determine swing states’ fiscal health

By Megan Davies NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. voters' readiness to face tough issues such as pension reform rather than simply kick the can further down the road will be put to the test next week as two-thirds of state governor posts go up for election. A handful of the Nov. 4 races such as […]

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Obama Takes His Fiscal Message on the Road

The president visits the Los Angeles area on Thursday to talk up his economic plan with young voters. Full News here – First Draft

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Exclusive: Brazil studies slashing key fiscal goal in 2014 – official

By Alonso Soto and Luciana Otoni BRASILIA (Reuters) – The Brazilian government is studying whether to cut its most closely watched fiscal target in 2014 because revenues came in worse than expected and onetime expenditures climbed, Treasury chief Arno Augustin told Reuters on Friday. This is the first time an official has publicly acknowledged that […]

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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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