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Air Force picks Northrop Grumman to build next big bomber

...missile-toting submarines, land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles and long-range bombers. The Congressional Budget Office estimates the cost at $348 billion over 10 years, and others have said it could approach $1 trillion over...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-10-28/air-force-picks-northrop-gru
Nation and World
GOP front-runner Trump proposes tax cuts for all

...protection. He vowed his administration "will be balancing budgets and getting them where they should be."The Congressional Budget Office projects this fiscal year's federal deficit will be $426 billion, meaning Trump would need to find that...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-09-29/gop-front-runner-trump-propo
Nation and World
Change of tune outside Planned Parenthood

...Parenthood, a bill co-sponsored by Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska.Earlier this week, a report by the Congressional Budget Office concluded that blocking federal funds for the non-profit would, by the year 2025, increase federal spending...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-09-24/change-tune-outside-planned-parenthood
Local
Lawmakers push new way to pay for wildfires

...congressional committee leaders to help move it through.The bill has also been deemed budget-neutral from the Congressional Budget Office, which has helped ease fears that it would create a "blank check" approach to fighting wildfires, Crapo...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-13/lawmakers-push-new-way-pay-wildfires
State
Bush tax returns: Big income, big taxes since 1981

...of taxpayers, who paid an average of 30.2 percent between 1981 and 2011, according to figures from the Congressional Budget Office. The average for middle-income households in that time was 16.6 percent.Bush's disclosure sets him...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-01/bush-tax-returns-big-income-big-taxes
Not For Web
My Turn: Can we afford another healthcare debacle?

...Medicaid will cover 93 million people in 10 years, roughly one in four Americans, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. Most recipients will pay little if anything for a full array of health benefits rivalling any Cadillac health...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-19/my-turn-can-we-afford-another-healthc
Opinion
Democrats love seeing minimum wage on the ballot

...an increase.The impact of raising the minimum wage has been much debated over the years. A report by the Congressional Budget Office in February estimated that a federal minimum wage of $10.10 an hour, which President Barack Obama supports...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-22/democrats-love-seeing-minimum-wage-ball
State
Local politics affects senators on minimum wage

...small businesses from cutting jobs.The $10.10 proposal got mixed reviews last week from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. It said the increase could cost the economy 500,000 jobs in 2016, while lifting 900,000 people over...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-27/local-politics-affects-senators-minimum
State | AK legislature
House votes to cut $4B a year from food stamps

...take food out of the mouths of hungry Americans in order to, again, achieve some ideological goal."The Congressional Budget Office says that if the bill were enacted, as many as 3.8 million people could lose their benefits in 2014.Around...

http://juneauempire.com/mary-clare-jalonick/2013-09-20/house-votes-cut-4b-year-f
Message to the Far Right - We Are All Takers

...pay no income tax, ie. the "takers," all but 10 percent pay some form of federal tax according to the Congressional Budget Office. This reduced amount of takers includes the poor, the elderly and disabled veterans. People that any compassionate...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-10-21/message-far-right-we-are-all-takers
Opinion

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