August 28, 2015

Publications

28 Aug, 2015 - Special Publication

In an op-ed for the Ames Tribune, Jeff Angelo, former Republican state senator from Ames, and Jeff Danielson, current Democratic state senator from Waterloo, write projected higher debt levels should spur presidential candidates to discuss their plans for putting the federal budget on a more sustainable path. Angelo and Danielson are both members of the First Budget Iowa Cabinet. The op-ed can also be found here

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22 Jul, 2015 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that new reports from the trustees for Social Security and Medicare show the rising pressure the programs will put on the entire federal budget in the years ahead, a problem that deserves close attention from the presidential candidates and others... Read More
20 Jul, 2015 - Special Publication
In an op-ed for the Cedar Rapids Gazette, The Concord Coalition's Sara Imhof, who serves First Budget's Iowa director, and Kim Reem, a member of First Budget's Iowa Cabinet and president of the Iowa Federation of Republican Women, ask Iowans to advocate for fiscal responsibility and... Read More
13 Jul, 2015 - Special Publication
In an op-ed for the Washington Monthly, Phil LaRue, government relations director for The Concord Coalition, explains how lawmakers can use an obscure legislative procedure to help find a long-term solution to fix the Highway Trust Fund before the fund reaches insolvency at the end of the... Read More
6 Jul, 2015 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition has hired Phil LaRue, a former senior advisor on Capitol Hill, as the organization's director of government relations. “We are delighted that Phil is joining The Concord Coalition team. His passion for fiscal responsibility, his strong communications skills and... Read More
2 Jul, 2015 - Issue Brief
Introduction The Highway Trust Fund provides the financing structure for federal investment in transportation projects. It consists of two accounts: the highway account, which supports projects for the interstate system and other roads, and the transit account, which supports light rail and other... Read More
27 Jun, 2015 - Special Publication
In an op-ed for the Nashua Telegraph, Harold Janeway, a former Democratic New Hampshire state senator, and Ed Dupont, a former Republican state Senate president, say the latest projections from the Congressional Budget Office show why presidential candidates need to address the long-term drivers of... Read More
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26 Jun, 2015 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition last night honored Mitch Daniels and Evan Bayh III -- two former Indiana governors who both built strong fiscal records in the state -- with the 2015 Paul E. Tsongas Economic Patriot Award. Bayh, a Democrat, served as Indiana’s 46th governor from 1989 to 1997,... Read More
23 Jun, 2015 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition on Thursday will honor Mitch Daniels and Evan Bayh III -- two former Indiana governors who have both wrestled with difficult fiscal decisions -- with the 2015 Paul E. Tsongas Economic Patriot Award. Bayh served as Indiana’s 46th governor from 1989 to 1997,... Read More
21 Jun, 2015 - Special Publication
An op-ed by the Sioux City Journal editorial board says discussing plans to address rising debt and deficits should be a major focus in the presidential campaign. The op-ed commends efforts by First Budget to raise awareness of dangers posed by rising federal debt and make solving the problem... Read More
17 Jun, 2015 - Special Publication
A copy of ths issue guide can be found here on the First Budget website.  In the months ahead presidential candidates will make many promises and offer ambitious economic plans. But within weeks of taking office the next president will have to fit these plans within a budget. A president’s... Read More