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Tom Price, John Yarmuth
In this Jan. 5, 2016, file photo, Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., chairman of the House Budget Committee and a physician, appears before the Rules Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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Analysis: GOP needs budget cuts to fulfill political promise

Thanks to Congress' recent tax-and-spending spree, Republicans intent on fulfilling a political promise will have to propose far deeper cuts to domestic programs to bring the government's deteriorating balance sheet back into the black.

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House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., smiles as he walks to the House chamber, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Dec. 18, 2015. The House on Friday easily passed a $1.14 trillion spending bill to fund the government through next September, capping a peaceful end to a yearlong struggle over the budget, taxes, and Republican demands of President Barack Obama (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., smiles as he walks to the House chamber, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Dec. 18, 2015. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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Congress OKs year-end budget deal, sends to Obama

Congress on Friday sent President Barack Obama a bipartisan but deficit draining year-end budget package that boosts federal agency spending and awards tax cuts to both families and a sweeping array of business interests.

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FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2105 file photo, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., ranking member on the House Intelligence Committee speaks to the media on Capitol Hill in Washington. The massive year-end spending measure includes a bill encouraging companies to share cyber threat information with the government. Schiff urged lawmakers to support the bill and said it was a major improvement over the bill put forward last session, which he opposed because of what he said were its lack of privacy protections. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2105 file photo, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., ranking member on the House Intelligence Committee speaks to the media on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
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Massive year-end spending bill includes cybersecurity act

The massive year-end spending measure includes a provision that will encourage companies to share cyber threat information with the government.

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Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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Congress OKs bipartisan budget deal, but road ahead not easy

Congress sent President Barack Obama a bipartisan budget accord Friday that staves off a destabilizing U.S. default, eases the threat of a federal shutdown and spotlights the pitfalls -- and opportunities -- posed by the current brand of divided government.

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The House’s big day: Budget deal vote, GOP nominating Ryan

The House was poised to approve a two-year budget truce and Republicans were set to nominate Rep. Paul Ryan as the new speaker Wednesday, milestones GOP leaders hope will transform their party's recent chaos into calm in time for next year's presidential and congressional campaigns.

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New Jersey revenue collections up 7 percent in September

New Jersey's revenue collection for September are up 7 percent compared with 2014 and the state's year-to-date receipts have risen nearly 5 percent from the same period in the last fiscal year.

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Chris Christie
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks at the Northeast Republican Leadership Conference in Philadelphia, Friday, June 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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Democrats give Christie’s presidential campaign a big gift

Gov. Chris Christie is expected to formally launch his presidential campaign at Livingston High School on Tuesday. His speech will likely boast of his accomplishments, including his recent vetoes of more than 1.6 billion from the 2016 budget approved by the Democratic-controlled Legislature.

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Gov. Chris Christie signs the state's 2016 budget,
Gov. Chris Christie signs the state's 2016 budget (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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Christie slashes tax hikes, signs $34B budget

TRENTON (AP) — Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie used his veto pen Friday to strip more than $1.6 billion from the 2016 budget approved by the Democratic-controlled Legislature and signed a roughly $34 billion budget into law.

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Lawmakers set to decide in four days how to spend $33 billion

With less than two weeks to go before lawmakers must meet a constitutional deadline for a signed and balanced state budget, New Jersey's budget process is about to kick into high gear.

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Senate President Steve Sweeney
Senate President Steve Sweeney (Kevin McArdle, Townsquare Media NJ)
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For Republicans, there’s life after Christie, says Sweeney

As New Jersey's deadline approaches to have a balanced budget in place, a showdown is brewing between Democrats and Republicans.

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