Tag Archives: Budgeting


by Bernard Bell — Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Sometimes the ship of state can be turned abruptly, but sometimes it can’t.  Even though agencies possess great budgetary flexibility, and reallocation of appropriated funds is generally an unreviewable exercise of discretion, see Lincoln v. Vigil, 508 U.S. 182 (1993), a new administration encounter constraints in discontinuing the funding of multiple-year grants made by a […]

The Art of the (Budget) Deal, by Daniel Hemel and David Herzig

by Guest Blogger — Friday, Dec. 2, 2016

Republicans on Capitol Hill are reportedly planning to use the filibuster-proof budget reconciliation process to repeal the Affordable Care Act and overhaul the tax code. Against that background, Sam Wice says that “the most powerful person in America” in 2017 will be Senate Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough, the nonpartisan official who will “determine” how much of […]

Recent Developments About Regulatory Cost Budgeting as a Potential Reform

by Jeff Rosen — Tuesday, May 24, 2016

For those with an interest in the issue of budgets for the costs of regulation as a potential reform of the regulatory system, there have been some recent developments: In the budget resolution adopted by the House Budget Committee on March 16, 2016 (H.Con.Res. 125), section 605 is titled “Policy Statement On Federal Regulatory Budgeting […]

Regulatory Deossification Revisited, by Jim Tozzi

by Guest Blogger — Monday, Jan. 25, 2016

Every year the federal government decides three major economic matters 1) the amount of money that the government will spend 2) the amount of money it will raise in taxes and 3) the amount of money that it will require the private sector and states, municipalities and tribes to spend on regulatory compliance costs. The […]