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"Skinny Budget" Short on Savings

by Nan Swift / /

The White House “skinny budget” and defense supplemental ignore opportunities for waste reduction and fail to address our long-term fiscal challenges.


 


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Senator Flake Reveals Wastebook 2017

by Spencer Woody / /

In order to promote transparency in the federal budget, Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) releases the latest Wastebook.
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Pentagon: “Spending Dollars Like It Doesn’t Matter”

by Nan Swift / /

Read why Pentagon officials went to great lengths to bury report that proposed billions in savings.
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Press Mentions 

"Use It or Lose It" Budgeting Leads to End of the Year Agency Splurges

by Demian Brady / /

NTU Foundation's Spencer Woody recently discussed how federal agencies engage in purchases on splurge items at the end of the Fiscal Year.
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Research 

Tis the Season to “Use It or Lose It”

by Demian Brady, Spencer Woody / /

As the fiscal year ends, federal government departments and agencies race to clear their budgets.
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New Law Will Increase Fiscal Oversight, Saving Taxpayers Millions

by Nan Swift / /

Last week, President Obama signed the GONE Act, which will require agencies to close out all expired grant accounts.
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Disagreement Over Cost of a Gas Station Demonstrates Need for Pentagon Audit

by Nan Swift / /

Politico reported yesterday that the widely mocked $43 million natural gas station in Afghanistan might have only cost $5-$10 million.
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Lankford Report: Waste and Over-Regulation Costing Taxpayers

by Nan Swift / /

Freshman Senator James Lankford (R-OK) scored a touchdown for taxpayers with the release of his "Federal Fumbles" report detailing "100 ways the government dropped the ball."
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Taxpayers Claim Victory over Zombie Earmark

by Nan Swift / /

On Wednesday night, House lawmakers voted to approve an amendment to H.R. 2685, the Department of Defense (DoD) Appropriations Act of 2016, to end the shipment of anthracite coal from Pennsylvania all the way to the Kaiserslautern U.S. military base in Ge
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Taxpayer's Tab 

Latest Taxpayer's Tab: Publicly Funded Art

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

Did you know that in 2002, taxpayers funded a $10,000 grant that went to support the Arctic Chamber Orchestra's tour through rural Alaska? The government agency that administered the funding is the National Endowment for the Arts, which was establishe
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