What a Government Shutdown Does to Each of Us

A government shutdown is again in the news. The key date is December 21. If federal agencies without funding do not get their money by then, they have to follow their shutdown rules. I suspect most of us will be…

Government Shutdown Basics

If the Congress does not replace tomorrow’s expired continuing resolution with a temporary spending replacement, we will have another government shutdown.

A Close (Budget) Call

Having averted a shutdown last Friday, the Congress passed a continuing resolution that lets it fund government spending until April.

Next Week’s Budget Problems

Always contentious, the federal budget needs to be approved by October 1st or a continuing resolution needs to enable discretionary federal spending.

A Reason For Economic Uncertainty

Combining the continuing resolution and 11 of 12 omnibus spending spending bills, a fiscal policy compromise could avoid government shutdown.