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In Rare Case, CBO Uses Private Modeling to Forecast $1.4 Billion Flood Insurance Shortfall

by Demian Brady / /

Although CBO is often criticized for failing to take into account the best available modeling in its projections, its recent analysis of NFIP is a notable exception.
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Illinois’ Pension-fueled Fiscal Crisis Is Warning to Other States

by Demian Brady, Ari Boosalis / /

Illinois should serve as a warning to other states with pension systems in the same poor fiscal condition.
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Flight Costs for President’s 2nd International Trip Totals $2.5 Million

by Demian Brady / /

Currently, it costs $142,380 per flight hour to operate Air Force One. This is just a portion of the expenses associated with presidential trips abroad.
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CBO Projections Likely Underestimate Future Debt Load

by Demian Brady / /

CBO's forecast should raise alarms, but without significant reform, there are factors that could drive debt higher than projected.
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CBO Projection Problems Raise Doubts About IPAB

by Demian Brady / /

As with its treatment of the CLASS Act, CBO's savings score of IPAB was used to lower the net cost of the ACA, thus easing its passage.
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FEE: "The CBO Can't Count"

by Demian Brady / /

The Foundation for Economic Education found that the CBO underestimated the federal debt 170 consecutive times.
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Thinking Beyond the Budget Score of the Financial CHOICE Act

by Demian Brady / /

There are additional points to consider regarding the CHOICE Act beyond its estimated budgetary savings.
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Air Traffic Control Reform Would Reduce Taxes and Spending, Improve Efficiency

by Demian Brady / /

The ATC reform initiative would lead to an important realignment to set aviation excise taxes at a rate sufficient to cover what is needed for the services it finances.
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Assessing the Known and Unknown Costs of President Trump’s First International Trip

by Demian Brady / /

Air Force One costs for President Trump's first trip reach nearly $5 million, but this is just a small portion of the total expense.
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Trump's Budget Sets Path to Balance but Must Prepare for Potential Pitfalls

by Demian Brady / /

NTUF looks at the promise and potential pitfalls in the President's first budget proposal.
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