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Greece in the red as bailout ends

...ruled out further negotiations with Greece before Sunday's popular vote on whether to accept creditors' demands for budget reforms."Before the planned referendum is carried out, we will not negotiate over anything new," the dpa news agency...
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Walker to work with lawmakers to expand Medicaid

...program. Medicaid comprises about 60 percent of the health department budget and is a driver of the state operating budget."Reform is going to happen. The question is, at what pace and with what resources to be able to drive that kind of change...
Tax cuts come with more than meets the eye

...any limitation on their size. A number of organizations, including most recently the Pew-Peterson Commission on Budget Reform, have recommended putting tax expenditures on a more even footing with ordinary spending programs. The types of reforms...
Outside Editorial: Obama makes good choices for national secuity

...he brings a detailed knowledge of the defense budget. He is expected to follow through on Gates' procurement and budget reforms. The appointments are expected to become effective this summer, a schedule that gives the Senate adequate time for...
Happy fiscal new year

...are to sustain our resolution. The Peterson-Pew Commission on Budget Reform, a non-partisan group of federal budget experts, has been working...Marvin Phaup is director of Pew Charitable Trust's Federal Budget Reform Initiative.
Outside editorial: Bipartisan action can curb debt panic

...before the recession. It is now dire. An important proposal being released Monday by the Peterson-Pew Commission on Budget Reform urges Congress and the White House to commit immediately to stabilizing the debt at 60 percent of GDP by 2018; come...
Outside editorial: Drowning in red ink

...promised to cut the deficit in half by 2014, but promises aren't enough. Recently, the Peterson-Pew Commission on Budget Reform recommended that the government make an enforceable pledge to stabilize federal debt at no more than 60 percent of...


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