Tag Archive: budget

Sep 27 2011

America’s Government Contracting Bonanza Bilks Taxpayers

By Beth Schulman I live nine blocks from the U.S. Capitol, so many of my neighbors depend on the government for their livelihoods. A few — a scientist, an editor, a Secret Service agent — belong to that often mocked and rapidly shrinking category known as “civil servants.” The government writes their paychecks, lets them …

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Aug 16 2011

Back-to-school budgeting tips

By Jason Alderman Whether you’re a recent graduate going to college for the first time or a returning student, it will soon be time to get to campus – and payment deadlines for tuition and other fees are not far behind. “Be sure not to overlook any tax credits or deductions for education,” said Clay …

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Aug 09 2011

Get peace of mind

Nearly one and a half million families have been able to positively change their financial situation through Financial Peace University (FPU), the 13-week course taught by Dave Ramsey on DVD. FPU teaches families and individuals common-sense principles like how to make a plan with their money so they are able to free themselves of debt …

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Jul 27 2011

Budgeting for ignorance

By Jim Hightower Will Rogers said that when Congress is in session, the public gets the same panicky feeling as “when the baby gets hold of a hammer.” Rogers’ observation can also be applied to the mayhem that has broken out in various smash-happy state legislatures. All across the country, right-wing zealots are wielding their …

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Jul 07 2011

How the government can save $2 trillion

By Jim Cason This summer, members of Congress are threatening to shut down the federal government or block efforts to raise the limit on how much the U.S. government can borrow unless lawmakers agree on tough action to cut federal spending. With the budget deficit expanding and total debt now estimated at more than $14 …

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Mar 17 2011

Salaries frozen, leave time cut

The Longview Independent School District’s (LISD) Board of Trustees has elected to leave the district’s salary and compensation schedules unchanged for 2011-2012. The panel also decided to discontinue local leave days for next year’s semester.  The state mandates five leave days, but LISD employees were receiving just two.  Superintendent Dr. James E. Wilcox explained the …

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Feb 09 2011

Feeling the pinch? Try these belt-tightening tips

Between holiday shopping bills now coming due, increased winter heating bills and the upcoming income tax season, many people are feeling the pinch. Your best bet for getting back on track is probably to trim expenses. Here are several ideas – big and small – that might do the trick: • Lower your thermostat. Each …

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Feb 02 2011

Proposed budget cuts would devastate older Texans

What does it say about the value that Texas places on its older citizens when we pay fast-food restaurant workers more than those who provide care for our elders? Who will take care of our aging parents and grandparents if we keep putting up roadblocks to quality long-term care, both community-based and in nursing homes? …

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