Monthly Archives: December 2010

Budget Discussions Continue; Earmarks Debated

Senate and House leaders are trying to reach agreement on an “omnibus” continuing resolution (CR) spending bill to fund the federal government for the remainder of fiscal year 2011, which began on October 1st.  The “omnibus” part means that it … Continue reading

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Earmarks the Talk of the Town

Among the many federal budget issues being discussed these days is the fact that the federal fiscal year 2011 budget has not yet been passed.  Considering the federal 2011 fiscal year started on October 1, that’s not such a good … Continue reading

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Compromise Tax Bill Means Money for Students

The compromise tax legislation President Obama reached with congressional leaders provides numerous benefits for higher ed and its students.  Several features of the compromise are tax cuts originally enacted during President George W. Bush’s term. They include a tuition tax … Continue reading

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“Lame Duck” session not an inactive one

Anyone who thought that the close of 2010 would mean a quiet end to the year will certainly be surprised.  There’s a lot going on with Washington and higher ed, keeping university officials and their government lobbyists busy during this final … Continue reading

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