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Lottery-funded scholarships need review, South Carolina audit says

...to hire an auditor to renew the practice, according to its 2015-16 request recently submitted to the governor's budget office.The State Board for Technical and Compre hensive Education distributes lottery-funded tuition assistance to the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-10-29/lottery-funded-scholarshi
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
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
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
Prognosis unknown

...nation?You're in good company ? the nation's top budgetary scorekeeper doesn't know either.The Congressional Budget Office, which four years ago said Obamacare would reduce the deficit by $120 billion over 10 years, now says measuring...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-06-10/prognosis-unknown
Ideological purity or a stronger economy? Partisanship hurting progress

...them home because of outdated restrictions on work visas for this country.According to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, the impact of the Senate immigration bill passed last year is an economic windfall: "The bill would increase the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2014-06-01/ideological-puri
More money, more problems

...minimum wage reduces teen employment at small businesses by 4.6 to 9 percent. The government's own Congressional Budget Office has already estimated the minimum wage increase would eliminate up to 1 million jobs.Yet Obama continues to push the wage...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-07-14/more-money-more-probl
Congressional water deal funds Savannah port project

...cost about $8.2 billion. The compromise is expected to land somewhere in between the two, but a Congressional Budget Office estimate was not yet available.Congress would have to pass separate legislation to pay for all of the projects included...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-05-15/congressional-water-deal-fund
GOP blocks Democrats' minimum wage try in Senate

...We'll compromise, but not on the number."Republicans in turn point to a report by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, which estimated that an increase to $10.10 could cost about 500,000 jobs in 2016. They did not mention...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-04-30/gop-blocks-democrats-minim