federal budget http://kgou.org en Obama's Budget: Magic Wand Or Club? http://kgou.org/post/obamas-budget-magic-wand-or-club Think of the <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/budget/Overview" target="_blank">budget plan released Tuesday</a> by President Obama as a magic wand. If he could wave it and make every line come true, how would the U.S. economy look?<p>Like this:<p>Wealthier Americans would be paying more in taxes, while poorer ones would be getting new tax credits. More roads would be under construction and scientists would be receiving more funding. Wed, 05 Mar 2014 12:46:00 +0000 Marilyn Geewax 24528 at http://kgou.org Obama's Budget: Magic Wand Or Club? Congress Poised To Pass $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill http://kgou.org/post/congress-poised-pass-11-trillion-spending-bill The House is expected to vote Wednesday on a $1.1 trillion spending bill that would fund the federal government into October and bring to an end, for now at least, the bitter partisan battles that have led to one government shutdown and threatened to push the U.S. Tue, 14 Jan 2014 12:51:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 21111 at http://kgou.org Congress Poised To Pass $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill In 2013, Federal Workers Found New Reason To Be Unhappy http://kgou.org/post/2013-federal-workers-found-new-reason-be-unhappy Elizabeth Lytle is an administrative program assistant with the Environmental Protection Agency in Chicago — "a glorified name for a secretary," she says.<p>If Lytle isn't thrilled with her title, she's even less enamored of her job.<p>"The morale is just unbelievably low because we're never recognized," Lytle says. Thu, 26 Dec 2013 18:51:00 +0000 editor 19951 at http://kgou.org In 2013, Federal Workers Found New Reason To Be Unhappy Federal Budget Deal Backward Step For Oklahoma Conservation Districts http://kgou.org/post/federal-budget-deal-backward-step-oklahoma-conservation-districts <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;"><font color="red">Oklahoma</font>&nbsp;conservation districts are expressing concern over federal fees for basic conservation assistance for farmers and ranchers that are being proposed in the federal budget agreement.</p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 14:36:52 +0000 Associated Press 19126 at http://kgou.org Federal Budget Deal Backward Step For Oklahoma Conservation Districts It's 'Not Great,' But Budget Deal Is Expected To Pass In The House http://kgou.org/post/its-not-great-house-expected-ok-budget-deal The House is expected to vote Thursday on <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/12/10/250041981/bipartisan-negotiators-unveil-budget-to-avoid-january-shutdown">the bipartisan deal</a> that would set spending levels for the next two years, replace many of the indiscriminate "sequester" budget cuts and, in theory at least, take off the table one of the most partisan of the many partisan issues that have contributed to the gridlock in Washington.<p>NPR's Tamara Keith tells our Newscast desk that passage is expected but not certain. Thu, 12 Dec 2013 13:53:57 +0000 Mark Memmott 19029 at http://kgou.org It's 'Not Great,' But Budget Deal Is Expected To Pass In The House Sen. Coburn Calls Budget Deal "Patch Work" http://kgou.org/post/sen-coburn-calls-budget-deal-patch-work <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">A leading congressional deficit hawk says a bipartisan budget agreement hammered out on Capitol Hill is mostly a patch-work approach that fails to address wasteful spending that is contributing to a ballooning federal debt.</p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 14:44:00 +0000 Associated Press & Kurt Gwartney 18954 at http://kgou.org Sen. Coburn Calls Budget Deal "Patch Work" 'Something For Everyone To Dislike' In Budget Deal http://kgou.org/post/something-everyone-dislike-budget-deal The reviews are coming in for <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/12/10/250041981/bipartisan-negotiators-unveil-budget-to-avoid-january-shutdown" target="_blank">the bipartisan budget deal</a> crafted by Republican Rep. Paul Ryan and Democratic Sen. Wed, 11 Dec 2013 12:09:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 18941 at http://kgou.org 'Something For Everyone To Dislike' In Budget Deal Can GOP, Democrats Come Together On A Budget By Dec. 13? http://kgou.org/post/can-gop-democrats-come-together-budget-dec-13 Now that the government has reopened, attention turns to the next phase of the spending fight, a battle that is far from over.<p>The bill that President Obama signed early Thursday provides only a temporary respite to the partisan tussles that have perennially plagued the budget process. The government stays open through Jan. 15 and the federal borrowing authority is safe until Feb. 7. Fri, 18 Oct 2013 12:32:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 15544 at http://kgou.org Can GOP, Democrats Come Together On A Budget By Dec. 13? As It Happened: The Fight Over The Debt Ceiling, Shutdown http://kgou.org/post/it-happened-fight-over-debt-ceiling-shutdown <strong>Update at 10:18 p.m.: House Approves Bill: </strong><p>The crisis is over. With about two hours before the country reached the debt ceiling, the House has approved the bill and it is now it's way to the White House. Thu, 17 Oct 2013 15:54:24 +0000 Scott Neuman 15405 at http://kgou.org As It Happened: The Fight Over The Debt Ceiling, Shutdown When Will The Government Run Out Of Money? http://kgou.org/post/when-will-government-run-out-money In the course of any given month, the government collects billions of dollars in taxes, spends billions more, and borrows money to cover the difference between what it collects and what it spends.<p>If Congress doesn't raise the debt ceiling soon, the government won't be able to borrow money to cover the difference anymore and won't be able to pay all of its bills.<p>Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has said that, after Oct. 17, the government can't guarantee that it will be able to make all its payments. Wed, 16 Oct 2013 12:44:00 +0000 editor 15411 at http://kgou.org When Will The Government Run Out Of Money?