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Feb 8, 2016

Top 400 Taxpayers See Tax Rates Rise, But There’s More to the Story

As Americans were gathering party supplies to greet the New Year, the Internal Revenue Service released their annual report of cumulative tax data reported on the 400 tax r...

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Feb 4, 2016

Chlorine Bleach Plants Needlessly Endanger 63 Million Americans

Chlorine bleach plants across the U.S. put millions of Americans in danger of a chlorine gas release, a substance so toxic it has been used as a chemical weapon. Greenpeace’s new repo...

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Jan 25, 2016

U.S. Industrial Facilities Reported Fewer Toxic Releases in 2014

The Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) data for 2014 is now available. The good news: total toxic releases by reporting facilities decreased by nearly six percent from 2013 levels. Howe...

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Jan 22, 2016

Methane Causes Climate Change. Here's How the President Plans to Cut Emissions by 40-45 Percent.

  UPDATE (Jan. 22, 2016): Today, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released its proposed rule to reduce methane emissions...

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Will There Be a Budget Resolution?

"Paygo" rules, once a little-known budget technicality, are now proving to be the main impediment in reaching a budget resolution for FY 2005, which begins on October 1, 2004.

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Tax Returns - Bush Policy Review

The Center on Budget and Pollicy Priorities has just released a comprehensive review of Bush's tax policy.

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Towards a Long-Term Proactive Tax and Budget Campaign

In December 2003, OMB Watch released a paper citing the need for a proactive initiative promoting long-term action on federal tax and budget issues - to push for what we as a community want in federal tax and budget policy. We used this paper as a tool to begin discussions with a variety of people and groups.

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No Budget Resolution

Whether or not tax cuts must be offset - that is the question.

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Usually, an omnibus appropriations bill is a last resort. This year it may be the first choice.

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Comparison of House and Senate Budget Plans

The budget resolution plan passed by the House Budget Committee is far worse than the Senate plan. Nevertheless, the "fiscal discipline" of both plans is based on huge cuts in domestic spending for programs and services that most Americans value in order to extend tax cuts to wealthier Americans.

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OMB Watch Makes Available Detailed Budget Data

Over the past two weeks, OMB Watch has posted detailed breakdowns of budgetary data.

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Bad Budget Rule Changes Could Still be Proposed

The Senate budget being debated this week includes only a two-year cap on appropriations, and continues Senate pay-go rules that apply to both entitlement increases and tax cuts. However, concern over other changes in budget rules remains.

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Resources & Research

Living in the Shadow of Danger: Poverty, Race, and Unequal Chemical Facility Hazards

People of color and people living in poverty, especially poor children of color, are significantly more likely...

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A Tale of Two Retirements: One for CEOs and One for the Rest of Us

The 100 largest CEO retirement funds are worth a combined $4.9 billion, equal to the entire retirement account savings of 41 percent of American fam...

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