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Democrats love seeing minimum wage on the ballot 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...
Young's Sealaska bill would cost US $2M over a decade

Estimates by the Congressional Budget Office show Rep. Don Young's Sealaska land bill will cost...asking for what is owed to Alaska's Native people and a Congressional Budget Office score does not tell you that."Young's bill would...
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...
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My Turn: Budgets in Washington, D.C. and Juneau

...onset of the 2008 recession, our deficit has fallen to less than one trillion dollars. The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office estimates that the deficit will continue to decline to less than 3 percent. These haven't been easy choices...
Administration: 'Obamacare' to offer more choices

...from other state-run markets. Those states account for about 80 percent of the 7 million people that the Congressional Budget Office estimates will obtain insurance through the new markets in 2014.Currently the insurance market in most states...
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...
Senate's Hurricane Sandy relief bill contains cash for Alaska

...not urgently needed and should be considered by Congress in the usual appropriations process next year.The Congressional Budget Office has estimated that only about $9 billion of the $60.4 billion proposed by Democrats would be spent over...
House adopts Senate's cliff deal

...about half of that total would be offset with spending reductions elsewhere in the budget.The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office said the measure would add nearly $4 trillion over a decade to federal deficits, a calculation that assumed...
Military leaders welcome House GOP budget bill

...draconian and would slow the growth of the economy, costing hundreds of thousands of jobs. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, for instance, says they would slow the economy by 0.6 percent and cost about 750,000 jobs.The military...
Too much money spent in Iraq for too few results

...other aid, the U.S. has spent at least $767 billion since the American-led invasion, according to the Congressional Budget Office. National Priorities Project, a U.S. research group that analyzes federal data, estimated the cost at...


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