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WASHINGTON, May 14 (Reuters) - The U.S. deficit is shrinking  considerably more quickly than previously thought, the  Congressional Budget Office said on Tuesday in a report that  could sap Congress' sense of urgency to find further budget  savings.                In one fell swoop, the non-partisan budget referee slashed  its deficit forecast for the current fiscal year by $203 billion  from estimates made in February to $642 billion - making it the  smallest budget shortfall since 2008…

WASHINGTON, May 14 (Reuters) - The U.S. deficit is shrinking considerably more quickly than previously thought, the Congressional Budget Office said on Tuesday in a report that could sap Congress' sense of urgency to find further budget savings. In one fell swoop, the non-partisan budget referee slashed its deficit forecast for the current fiscal year by $203 billion from estimates made in February to $642 billion - making it the smallest budget shortfall since 2008…

MUNSTER, Ind. — Illinois is hobbled with a billion dollar budget shortfall, looming pension crisis and politicians flirting with tax hikes. Neighboring Indiana calls that an opportunity. The state is making an aggressive bid to lure disgruntled businesses across the border, with a campaign unabashedly asking on billboards and online: “Illinoyed...

Indiana lures 'Illinoyed' biz

MUNSTER, Ind. — Illinois is hobbled with a billion dollar budget shortfall, looming pension crisis and politicians flirting with tax hikes. Neighboring Indiana calls that an opportunity. The state is making an aggressive bid to lure disgruntled businesses across the border, with a campaign unabashedly asking on billboards and online: “Illinoyed...

Oklahoma House Speaker T.W. Shannon (R) is expected to announce his candidacy this week to replace Senator Tom Coburn (R), but first is working to give the oil and gas industry a permanent tax break worth $250-300 million, which is worth nearly twice as much as the state’s budget deficit.

Oklahoma House Speaker T.W. Shannon (R) is expected to announce his candidacy this week to replace Senator Tom Coburn (R), but first is working to give the oil and gas industry a permanent tax break worth $250-300 million, which is worth nearly twice as much as the state’s budget deficit.

Kansas' budget woes are so dire that the state government has resorted to selling off furry handcuffs and vibrators seized by its revenue department.   The Topeka Capital-Journal first reported on the sale Wednesday, explaining that the new bounty,...

Kansas Is So Broke That It Has To Auction Off Sex Toys

Kansas' budget woes are so dire that the state government has resorted to selling off furry handcuffs and vibrators seized by its revenue department. The Topeka Capital-Journal first reported on the sale Wednesday, explaining that the new bounty,...

Paul Ryan Claims Undocumented Immigrants Aren't That Interested In Becoming Citizens | ThinkProgress

Paul Ryan Claims Undocumented Immigrants Aren't That Interested In Becoming Citizens | ThinkProgress

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