Transportation

In Expressing Concerns over CBO's Role, Zachary Karabell Actually Makes a Strong Case For CBO's Role

In a Washington Post article last weekend, Zachary Karabell takes issue with the importance placed on CBO scoring of legislation, arguing that the...

Double Counting: The Tax Reform Act and the Highway Trust Fund

The Tax Reform Act of 2014, House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp's (R-MI) discussion draft, is a sizeable document touching almost all parts of...

Not Stepping Backward: CRFB's Paper on Budget Gimmicks

In his recent testimony, CBO directory Doug Elmendorf argued that it would be beneficial for policymakers to make large improvements to our budgetary...

Deadlines Approach for Student Loans and Highways

UPDATE: Congress has reached a deal on a two-year highway bill.There is a lot happening this week in addition to the Supreme Court's decision on the...

Line Items: Zombie Edition

Undead Ends – Recent reports of disturbing behavior have raised the specter of a zombie apocalypse, where the undead overrun civilization....

News Flash: The Purpose of Taxes Is to Pay for Government

Matt Miller and Ezra Klein wrote op-eds on Wednesday with a very similar message: neither party is doing themselves or the country any favor with...

Senate Passes Transportation Bill

Yesterday, the Senate passed a two-year $109 billion transportation bill by a 74-22 vote. Since 2009, when the last five-year transportation bill...

Sen. Corker Demands Fiscal Responsibility for the Transportation Bill

In an op-ed in the Washington Post, Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) disapproves of the current debate on the transportation bill that is being considered. He...

Budget Process Reform in the President’s Budget

Welcome to our fourth installment in our FY 2012 budget blog series! In this one, we'll focus on any budget process proposals in the budget.Chapter...

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