Rural America Would Benefit from Bipartisan Senate Budget Deal

Investment in Rural America is a big part of the bipartisan budget deal reached today in the Senate. The compromise would allow the Pentagon and other agencies to do some longer-term planning, for change – a luxury not afforded the federal government since the Trump administration took office. The only question now is will House […]

In the Can’t Make This Stuff Up Department: U.S. Will Need to Borrow Almost $1 Trillion from China and Others This Year to Pay for Tax Cuts

Update Nov. 3: Way back in February we warned that the Trump administration will sell $1.34 trillion in new U.S. debt this year, the Treasury Department estimates. That’s a 146% jump over last year and the most new debt issued since the aftermath of the Bush-era Great Recession. Original Post: The plan seemed simple enough: […]

GOP Infrastructure Plan: State & Local Tax Hikes; Toll Roads & Bridges

Are you ready for private toll roads and bridges in West Virginia and Maine? How about state and local tax hikes in Mississippi and New Hampshire? Get ready for it, because that is exactly what Rural States from Georgia to Idaho can expect if the Trump infrastructure plan comes to fruition. Oh, the White House […]