Latest U.S. Office of Management and Budget News

Indiana officials projecting big jump in budget surplus

Dec. 16, 2021 17:05 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana officials on Thursday projected booming growth in the state budget surplus, setting up a debate during the upcoming legislative session over possible tax cuts. A report presented to the State Budget Committee forecast tax collections growing nearly $1.9...

Collins, senators call for Social Security offices to reopen

Dec. 14, 2021 10:02 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A group of Republican senators including Sen. Susan Collins of Maine on Tuesday called on the Social Security Administration to reopen its field offices to the public. Collins said the closure of the offices for more than 20 months has taken a toll on...

Census Bureau works to improve confidence in 2020 headcount

Dec. 03, 2021 10:17 AM EST

The Census Bureau is looking to improve trust in the numbers it gathered during the 2020 census by fixing problems caused by the unprecedented challenges of conducting a U.S. head count during a pandemic, natural disasters and efforts by the Trump administration to politicize the process. ...

Biden picks women of color to lead White House budget office

Nov. 24, 2021 14:21 PM EST

NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — Two women of color are President Joe Biden’s picks to lead the White House budget office, a milestone for the powerful agency after his first choice withdrew following criticism over her previous attacks on lawmakers from both parties. If...

Official: More than 90% of fed workers got shots by deadline

Nov. 22, 2021 12:53 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 90% of federal workers received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by Monday's deadline set by President Joe Biden. Biden announced in September that more than 3.5 million federal workers were required to undergo vaccination, with no...

Biden to nominate 2 for US Postal board, oust DeJoy allies

Nov. 19, 2021 15:32 PM EST

President Joe Biden announced plans Friday to nominate two new members to the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors, a potential first step in removing Postmaster General Louis DeJoy. A Trump-era appointee, DeJoy became a political lightning rod during the 2020 elections...

Republican legislators split on prospects of Indiana tax cut

Nov. 15, 2021 16:38 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s fast-growing tax collections have some Republican lawmakers looking to push through tax cuts during the upcoming legislative session even as that move faces skepticism. The debate is a significant turnaround from a year ago when the...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Nov. 15, 2021 12:41 PM EST

Chicago Tribune. November 9, 2021. Editorial: A question for Hawks’ management. What’s more important? Championships or doing the right thing? In May 2010, the Blackhawks, the Chicago hockey franchise once powered by the likes of Bobby Hull, Stan...

Indiana governor says 'we shall see' on possible tax cuts

Nov. 12, 2021 15:20 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s surging state tax collections have the governor in discussions on whether tax cuts should be considered during the upcoming legislative session. Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb told reporters Thursday “we shall see” when asked about the...

Pritzker 5-year fiscal forecast has $1.7B revenue increase

Nov. 09, 2021 18:33 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An unexpectedly robust rebound in post-pandemic Illinois tax revenue reported Tuesday by Gov. J.B. Pritzker's administration bodes well for the state's future economic outlook. But the five-year fiscal forecast by the Governor’s Office of...