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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25 Aug, 2015 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that updated projections on the federal budget reinforce the need for presidential candidates in both parties to explain how they would curb the growth of the national debt over the next decade and beyond. “Even with declining short-term deficits and... Read More
19 Aug, 2015 - Special Publication
In an op-ed for the Mason City Globe Gazette, Richard Dedor, a volunteer for First Budget, asks his fellow millennials to engage presidential candidates about their plans to put the federal budget on a sustainable course. The op-ed can also be found here.  A few facts: First, I am a Millennial... 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
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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
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
16 Jun, 2015 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that worrisome long-term projections from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) show why comprehensive budget reforms are crucial to the country’s future -- and should be a central focus of the 2016 presidential candidates. “Today’s Long-Term Budget... Read More
14 Jun, 2015 - Special Publication
In an op-ed for the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier (Iowa) E.J. Giovannetti, an attorney and former Polk County Supervisor from Des Moines, and Doris Kelley, a former state representative from Cedar Falls, say voters across the political spectrum want presidential candidates to discuss how they would... Read More
31 May, 2015 - Special Publication
In an op-ed for the Sioux City Journal, Sara Imhof, director of education and grassroots advocacy at The Concord Coalition, and Mike Murphy, director of strategic initiatives at the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, say voters need to insist presidential candidates put forward realistic... Read More
5 May, 2015 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition welcomes the House and Senate passage of a budget resolution that promises to balance the budget and substantially slow the growth of federal debt over the next 10 years. Concord warns, however, that these goals rest upon speculative savings from future policy... Read More