By Vicki Alger | Tuesday July 12, 2016 at 9:00 AM PST | Comments Off on Does Pell Propel College Graduates?
Earlier this year, the Congressional Budget Office projected a $7.8 billion temporary surplus for the federal Pell Grant program next year—and some members of Congress can’t wait to spend it on year-round disbursements, which were eliminated in 2011 but recently revived in the Senate. (See here and here also). The concept has enjoyed bi-partisan...
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By David J. Theroux | Wednesday February 3, 2010 at 11:29 PM PST | 1 Comment
The Wall Street Journal reports that as if the recent Senate election in Massachusetts never happened (or perhaps because of it?), President Barack Obama’s budgets for 2010 and 2011 will push federal government spending up to gigantic new levels: The budget reveals that overall federal outlays will reach $3.72 trillion in fiscal 2010, and...
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