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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

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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

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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

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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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Push in Congress to Permanently End Government Shutdowns

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Push in Congress to Permanently End Government Shutdowns

Another bill has been introduced with the intent of bringing a permanent end to government shutdowns.

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The Shut-Storm’s Silver Lining

By on January 29, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
The Shut-Storm’s Silver Lining

The author says that the recent partial government shutdown may have a positive unintended consequence for federal employees.

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