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Senate GOP Releases 2016 Budget Proposal

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

The Senate GOP released its Fiscal Year 2016 budget proposal for markup today, ahead of a likely vote on the floor next week. It cuts slightly less spending than the House Republicans' budget over the next decade but is markedly different from the Pre
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House Budget Committee FY 2016 Proposal: A Primer

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

Today, the House Budget Committee (HBC) released its latest budget proposal, A Balanced Budget For A Stronger America, which aims to "balance the budget, grow the economy, create more jobs and opportunity, save and strengthen vital programs, and ensure ou
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Latest Taxpayer's Tab: New Cap & Trade Legislation

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

In this week's edition of The Taxpayer's Tab, NTU Foundation highlighted the most expensive bill we've scored in the 114th Congress to date.
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D.C. Streetcar's Future Uncertain

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

After traffic incidents, funding concerns, and months of delays, plans to operate a streetcar along 37 miles of track through Washington, D.C. may not be realized.
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Senators Lee and Rubio Unveil New Tax Reform Plan

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Mike Lee (R-UT) have unveiled a new tax reform plan aimed at simplifying the current system.
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Latest Taxpayer's Tab: $22 Billion Highway Trust Fund Fix

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

The 114th Congress continues to introduce new legislation, and in this week's edition of The Taxpayer's Tab, NTUF discusses the impact that three of those bills could have on the federal budget.
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Puerto Rico’s VAT: A Path Forward?

by Dan Barrett / /

The reasons for why Puerto Rico got into its debt mess are many but all is not lost yet. One proposal by local politicians may be able to right the sinking ship, thereby saving residents and all U.S. taxpayers some serious headache. However, what would th
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It Costs $206,377 to Fly Air Force One

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

For some time now, NTU Foundation has tracked the international travel of American presidents and offered whatever insight we can into what it costs taxpayers. New information has revealed that it costs over $206,000 per hour to fly Air Force One in FY 20
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Puerto Rican Debt Primer: Causes and Solutions

by Dan Barrett / /

Because of over-spending and relying on a possible federal bailout, Puerto Rico is saddled with over $70 billion and recently was denied restructuring rights under Chapter 9 bankruptcy rules. Bondholders, who expect to receive returns on their investments
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SOTU Price Tag Winner: Dylan Grimsled

by Dan Barrett / /

Dylan Grimsled was one member of Team Taxpayer who placed a guess. He was right on the money. His guess of $61 billion in spending increases was one of the closest entry in our SOTU Price Tag contest. We wanted to learn more about Dylan and share his insi
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