Apr 19, 2014
The Administration is concentrating on several initiatives including: My Brother’s Keeper, school turnaround, and early childhood education.  My Brother’s Keeper On February 27th, the President announced the creation of a task force to im...
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Apr 12, 2014
On April 11th, the House of Representatives passed the Ryan Budget Resolution by a vote of 219 to 205.  All the Democrats voted against it plus 12 Republicans.  The measure outlines a ten-year budget process that would reduce the federal de...
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Apr 05, 2014
Congressional discussions on funding for the upcoming fiscal year (FY 15/SY 15-16) are occurring in several committees.  The initial stage of the Congressional funding process is the budget.  The budget process sets overall spending targets...
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Mar 29, 2014
There is movement in the Congress on education legislation.  As previously reported there are nine major education programs with authorizations that have been extended by either the appropriations process or by the General Education Provisi...
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Mar 19, 2014
The coming few weeks will see the Congress and the Administration focused on several different issues.  As a point of fact, the Congress will not be in session for many days this year. As of this date, the House is planning on 67 days in se...
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Mar 14, 2014
The Obama Administration’s budget is as much a policy document as it is a funding set of guidelines.  While this is considered the hallmark of a good budget document, sometimes more time is spent on the money side, and not enough on the pol...
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Mar 04, 2014
Today – March 4th the president sent to Congress his budget proposal for FY 2015.  He made the announcement at a DC area elementary school.  In his budget he proposes to expand funding for education by focusing on several themes that were i...
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Mar 04, 2014
The House of Representatives Budget Committee has issued a report: The War on Poverty: 50 Years Later. This report, which can be found at http://budget.house.gov/uploadedfiles/war_on_poverty.pdf . The report looks at many of the programs th...
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