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Income inequality flap is much understated through deceptive data

White House economists, the Census Bureau and the Congressional Budget Office ? along with Thomas Piketty, Emmanuel Saez and other economists ? cannot agree on a definition of personal income and hence...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-04-26/income-inequalit
Poll: Most Americans say their taxes too high, while the wealthy pay too little

...little, while 33 percent of Republicans said they don't pay enough.According to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, the poorest 20 percent of households paid less than 1 percent of all federal taxes in 2011, the latest year for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-22/poll-most-americans-say-th
Year by year, law catching up to problem of prescription drug misuse

...hydromorphone; 525 percent for fentanyl (of Michael Jackson infamy); and 866 percent for oxycodone. The White House Budget Office has estimated that drug abuse costs the government $300 billion a year!Unfortunately, the practicing physician is...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-02-15/year-year-law-ca
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's budget proposal includes teacher recruitment program

...2008-09. Fully funding it at $2,801 would take $548 million more than Haley's proposing, according to the state budget office.Haley's budget does not include her plan to fund road and bridge work. The Department of Transportation says it...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-01-12/south-carolina-gov-nikki-
Marijuana oil trials about to start at GRU

...through and Diamond could not say exactly where it stood, although the university has been in touch with Deal's budget office."How they handle their funding I just don't know," he said, although he is confident the money will come through...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-29/marijuana-oil-trials-about-s
Majority of Georgia voters back raising minimum wage, exit poll shows

...find strong evidence of job losses when researching the impact of minimum-wage hikes in the past. The Congressional Budget Office analyzed the potential effects of a $10.10 minimum wage and predicted it could result in a loss of 500,000 jobs...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-08/majority-georgia-voters-ba
Second enrollment period for health care coverage begins Nov. 15

...health officials hope the technical problems have been worked out and will not return. In fact, the Congressional Budget Office estimates that enrollment will swell to 13 million after enrollment ends Feb. 15."It's clearly a high bar, but...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-10-03/second-enrollment-period-hea
As stocks rise, investors question if it's time to cash out

...S. economy is expected to grow 1.5 percent this year, then 3.4 percent in 2015, according to Congressional Budget Office estimates released Wednesday. One reason is companies are hiring at the fastest pace in eight years."This recovery...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-29/stocks-rise-investors-ques
US economy forecast to grow by 1.5 percent in 2014

WASHINGTON - The Congressional Budget Office on Wednesday forecast that the U.S. economy will grow by just 1.5 percent in 2014, undermined by a poor performance during...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-27/us-economy-forecast-grow-1
ACA is here to stay

...Americans now recognize that. The number of uninsured Americans is the lowest it has been since the Congressional Budget Office has been tracking it ? 8 million newly insured and 4.8 million more people signed up with Medicaid. The effect has...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-10-04/aca-here-stay