Government Spending

States Vie to Be Part of Trillion-Dollar Infrastructure Spending Sprees
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Governors, both Republican and Democrat, are eager to get their hands on money for infrastructure projects. Everyone has a list, and a need.

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Fed Officials See Faster Economic Growth Under Trump, but No Boom
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Minutes of its December meeting offer more evidence that the central bank sees itself as a counterweight to campaign promises on tax cuts and spending.

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On Washington: House Republicans Fret About Winning Their Health Care Suit
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The lawsuit, challenging the Obama administration’s spending of billions on subsidies, could have consequences that entangle Republicans and the incoming Trump team.

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Donald Trump Taps Mick Mulvaney for Office of Management and Budget
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South Carolina Republican has advocated for spending cuts.

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Trump Wades Into Military Spending
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Donald Trump’s attacks on F-35 fighter jet costs shed light on the ballooning expense and delays of big military programs, but experts say there are limits to what he will be able to do as president to fix them.

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Trump and Romney Talk After Months of Attacks
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Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney said he and President-elect Donald Trump held a “far reaching conversation,” as both men moved to reconcile after spending months attacking each other on a number of fronts.

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RNC: Hillary's State Department Spent $5.4 Million on Stemware
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The Republican party released a 21-page document that details the spending habits of the state department under Hillary Clinton, which included $5.4 million on crystal stemware.

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