This week, the Congressional Budget Office published new 10-year estimates of federal spending, tax revenues and deficits. We took the opportunity to find how players of the Budget Hero game approached those hot-button issues.
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Whitesburg, Ky.’s WMMT has developed an engagement project focused on giving people in Appalachia a voice in the conversation about unemployment and healthcare resources, issues that are among the most pressing problems in the region.
We talk to Michigan Radio’s Sarah Alvarez. She just finished working on a five-part series about the education system in Stockbrige, Mich., a small town about an hour away from Ann Arbor, where the schools are operating on a shoestring budget and the students are getting creative with their learning.
More than half of tonight’s 90-minute debate between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney will focus on the economy and so-called pocketbook issues like unemployment and taxes. But nearly every issue, be it Medicare or military spending, has implications for the nation’s finances. So it might be wise for the candidates to consider how… Read more »
Mitt Romney’s bus tour made stops across Southeast Ohio Tuesday, in towns that could cast the decisive votes in November’s presidential election. But are the campaigns addressing rural voters’ top priorities?
Talk about student loans usually conjures images of 20-somethings struggling to make their payments as they find steady work. But of the $900-plus billion in student loan debt in the U.S., more than a third is held by people over age 40 — and they’re having a harder time paying it back.
The American economy runs on the labor of people looking up at the class of earners above them — sometimes way above them. Only 2 percent of Americans earn more than $250,000. But what does wealth feel like?