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Alaska A Washington-based watchdog group has given its "Golden Fleece" award to the Knik Arm bridge project in south-central Alaska. Alaska's citizens and wasted millions of federal taxpayer dollars, with little to show for it." The award is given to
Colorado A national government watchdog organization wants to put an end to subsidies for research and development of U.S. oil shale reserves, according to a new report. Most immediately, the Taxpayers for Common Sense (TCS) group, based in
The independent watchdog group Taxpayers for Common Sense will unveil a $2 trillion deficit-reduction proposal in hopes of averting an economic debacle at year's end known as the fiscal cliff. On Monday, the group plans to detail about 130 specific
July 23, 2012 A congressional freshman waging an uphill campaign against a 20-year veteran, Adams has seized on Mica's long history of using so-called earmarks to fund local projects, which she blames as one cause of the country's enormous debt.
A point of departure in the 9th Sunday May 13, 2012, 11:53 AM The Record AS THE Democratic primary for Congress heats up in the 9th District between Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. of Paterson and Rep. Steve Rothman of Englewood , both candidates are
In Huntsville, Ala., there will be fewer free medical exams to victims of child abuse because of a $300,000 budget gap. More than a year after Congress forswore earmarks, the oft-criticized legislative gimmick that financed pet projects, communities
Congress is headed for its first big showdown over "earmarks" since the Republican House majority declared a ban on members' pet spending projects earlier this year. The stakes: A $1 billion defense fund that House members have dipped into to fund
The budget deal is done, but the real impact on New Jersey from the largest spending cut in United States history will not be clear for a while. The law signed by President Obama last week spells out how $38 billion in spending cuts will be spread
The end-arounds have begun -- Steve Ellis is Vice President at Taxpayers for Common Sense, a nonpartisan budget watchdog. With much ado and chest-thumping -- and a bit of wailing and gnashing of teeth -- earmarks have been effectively banned for the
House Republicans who crafted two short-term spending bills made $5.3 billion in cuts by going after some of Washington's least popular spending: those congressional pet projects known as "earmarks." Even so, a congressional report shows they left $4.