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IRS Employee Charged In Leak of Michael Cohen’s Bank Records to Michael Avenatti

on February 21, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
An investigative analyst for the Internal Revenue Service has been charged with leaking the personal bank records of Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer.

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More Bills Introduced to Prevent Government Shutdowns

By on February 19, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
More Bills Introduced to Prevent Government Shutdowns

More bills continue to be proposed in Congress to eliminate government shutdowns. They take varying approaches to the problem.

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Supreme Court to Decide Legality of Census Citizenship Question

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The Supreme Court said Friday that it would take up a case this term to decide whether the Trump administration can add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.

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Fed Up Feds May Have Good News On Shutdown

By on February 12, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Fed Up Feds May Have Good News On Shutdown

An agreement has been reached in principle to avoid another shutdown. The author analyzes possible outcomes and implications for federal employees.

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Negotiators Say They Reached an Agreement In Principle to Avoid a Shutdown

on February 12, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Congressional negotiators say they have reached an agreement in principle to avert a partial government shutdown at the end of this week.

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Which States Are Most Reliant on Federal Aid?

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Which States Are Most Reliant on Federal Aid?

The Tax Foundation illustrates which states’ budgets benefit the most (and least) from federal aid.

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A Government Shutdown Could Happen Again

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A Government Shutdown Could Happen Again

Initial indicators are that the economy felt minimal impact from the shutdown, potentially giving politicians more incentive to utilize them in the future.

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Another Shutdown? Clues from the President’s Speech

By on February 6, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments

Will there be another shutdown? Federal employees, and probably most Americans, would prefer an agreement and moving on. Here are clues from the State of the Union speech.

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Think Government Is Big? You Shoulda Seen It in 1984

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The author says that there are fewer federal employees than there were 35 years ago, and federal spending as a share of the overall economy is lower.

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TSA Agent Commits Suicide at Orlando Airport

on February 2, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
A Transportation Security Administration agent was killed Saturday morning after jumping from a hotel balcony into the atrium of Orlando International Airport briefly grounding flights.

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