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Latest Taxpayer's Tab: SOTU Price Tag

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

For over ten years running, NTU Foundation has estimated the cost of the proposals in the President's annual State of the Union address. Submit your guess as to what this year's total will be in our SOTU Price Tag contest, and you could win books,
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It's that SOTU Time Again

by Dan Barrett / /

As the President, Congress, and the media gear up for the State of the Union on the 20th, you can be ahead of the action! Submit your guess of how much you think the President proposes to change federal spending in his SOTU address.
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Vermont Abandons Single-Payer Healthcare Plan

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin announced on Wednesday that his state will not pursue a single-payer healthcare plan amidst higher-than-expected costs. The plan would have called for a payroll tax of nearly 12 percent as well as higher personal income taxe
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Latest Taxpayer's Tab: 113th Congress Leaves Savings On Table

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

With the federal debt climbing above $18 trillion and a $506 billion deficit in 2014, the fiscal ink in Washington, D.C. remains red despite record levels of tax receipts. However, there are plenty of savings proposals left for lawmakers to consider befor
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Taxpayer's Tab: Leaving Money on the Table

by Demian Brady / /

Representatives and Senators are still in town for the remainder of the so-called "lame duck" session and while they are primarily interested in wrapping up the big items that remain on the agenda to close out the 113th Congress, there are still opportuni
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Latest Taxpayer's Tab: Travel Update & New Senate Analysis

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

President Obama is wrapping up a week-long trip to Asia & Australia, and NTU Foundation has an update to our ongoing analysis of presidential travel to show how Mr. Obama's travel compares to that of other Chief Executives. Also featured is a rundown
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Taxpayer's Tab: Presidential Travel Update

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

In what appears to be the last of his official scheduled travel for the year, President Obama has made stops in China and Burma and will visit Australia the 15th as he attends international summits and meets with key government leaders. According to the W
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Latest Taxpayer's Tab: Post-Election Analysis

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

NTUF crunches the numbers and details how newly-elected and returning Senators might affect federal spending in the 114th Congress. On average, the Members that voters elected proposed $70 billion in annual spending cuts.
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Taxpayer's Tab: Election 2014: Voters Choose Less Spending

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With Election 2014 mostly in the books, it's time for taxpayers to take stock of the agendas of the Senators-elect. In this special edition of The Taxpayer's Tab, NTU Foundation crunched the numbers of the 36 seats that were in contention, either through
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The Popular Mechanics Innovation Scorecard

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

The November issue of Popular Mechanics features an interesting spread, this time not devoted to drivetrains, chainsaws, or robots, but rather Congressional efforts to fund science and technology development. BillTally lends perspective.
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