Light Bulb Industry Angered by Delay of Tougher Light Bulb Efficiency Standards (?)

By: Monday December 19, 2011 12:15 pm

As part of the omnibus spending bill, which has not quite yet been made law due to the blowup of the payroll tax deal, the federal government will delay enforcement of new regulations for increased energy efficiency in light bulbs. Republicans claim that this delay, achieved through blocking Energy Department funding for enforcement through Fiscal [...]

More Details on Omnibus Spending Bill Passing Congress Today

By: Friday December 16, 2011 11:38 am

Now that we know the state of play on the one year-end bill left outstanding, let’s redirect to the one that’s moving through the system currently. The House just passed the omnibus appropriations bill, funding all government agencies through the rest of the fiscal year, until September 30, 2012. It’s on to the Senate, where [...]

Spending Deal Set, Two-Month Payroll Tax and UI Extension Floated

By: Friday December 16, 2011 6:21 am

Lawmakers agreed last night to a $1 trillion omnibus spending package, which will fund the government for the rest of the fiscal year, until September 30, 2012. The agreement eliminates some but not all of the policy riders that Republicans coveted in the deal. A deal on a $1 trillion spending bill was reached after [...]

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