Government Cutbacks

Kansas Study: Trump’s Medicaid Eligibility and Work Requirement Could Result in Disaster

Medicaid Eligibility

President Donald Trump’s administration is currently working to change the policy regarding Medicaid eligibility. Specifically, the new rules would allow individual states to introduce Medicaid work requirements in order to receive funding. However, Kansas’ welfare reform has shed some light on potential flaws with the Trump Medicaid plan. According to the Trump administration proposal, each (more…)

Scranton School District Layoffs: Board Cuts 51 Teacher Jobs Due to $40 million Budget Deficit

Scranton School District Layoffs

There have been more Scranton School District layoffs while the board continues to struggle to achieve financial solvency. The Scranton School District budget crisis has now claimed 51 employees as the school district fights against a multi-million-dollar deficit. The Scranton School District teachers were slated to be laid off following a unanimous vote at a (more…)

Connecticut Budget Deficit to Reach $224 Million, Cuts & Tax Hike to Follow

Connecticut Budget Deficit

Connecticut’s budget deficit increased from $203.0 million to $224.0 million, and it may grow further. Revenue shortfalls caused the most significant budget cuts for Connecticut in this fiscal year. Forecasts predicted a Connecticut budget deficit shortfall of $178.4 million this fiscal year and $147.1 million in 2018-2019. The Federal Medicaid reimbursements contributed towards a major (more…)

Amtrak Budget Cuts: Trump’s Infrastructure Improvement Tweet Contradicts His 2018 Rail Budget Plan

Amtrak budget cuts

Following the Amtrak derailment in Washington state where several cars jumped the track, leaving three people dead and over 100 injured, many are looking into the causes that contributed to the tragedy. One issue, in particular, has taken center stage since the accident: The Amtrak Budget 2018. The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, better known as (more…)