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  • Gamblers place bets on sports at Monmouth Park Sports Book by William Hill, shortly after the opening of the first day of legal betting on sports in Oceanport

    States Bet Big on Sports Gambling. Is It Paying Off?

    It’s been just over a year since the Supreme Court opened the door for states to allow sports betting . Anticipating a budgetary boost from sports betting tax revenues, seven states rushed through...

  • Is It Time to Put Fiscal Policy on Autopilot?

    Some federal programs such as unemployment benefits and food stamps work as automatic stabilizers in a weakening economy, making recessions less severe by boosting incomes and consumption for...

  • Economist Phillip Swagel Named Next CBO director

    Lawmakers have named Phillip Swagel, an economist at the University of Maryland and former Treasury official under President George W. Bush, as the next director of the Congressional Budget Office,...

  • Coming Soon: Deductible Relief Day!

    You may be familiar with the concept of Tax Freedom Day – the date on which you have earned enough to pay all of your taxes for the year. Focusing on a different kind of financial burden, analysts at...

  • Trump Administration Wants More Health Care Price Transparency

    As part of a push for more price transparency in the health care sector, the Trump administration is interested in forcing insurers to disclose the negotiated rates they pay for services, The Wall...