Transparency missing in Arizona's legislature

By Kathleen Ingley and Maureen West

Mystery budgeting and 'striker' bills cut public from the process.

House defeats effort to cut funding for repair of military base schools

By Kristen Lombardi

The House has defeated an effort to cut funds aimed at repairing decaying schools on military bases

Jerry Lewis — Appropriations Committee?

By Amy Biegelsen

A California congressman since 1978, Jerry Lewis aims to regain the gavel of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee and all the federal bud

Excerpts from this story referencing "Common Sense":

"… llion in earmark funding between 2008 and 2010, according to Taxpayers for Common Sense. Early this year, he backed Republican leaders’ one-year moratorium on e …"

"… Lewis secured almost $325 million in earmarks, according to Taxpayers for Common SenseIn 2008 he won $9 million for Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESR …"

C.W. Bill Young — Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense

By Caitlin Ginley

C.W. Bill Young is the most senior Republican serving in the U.S. House and a fixture in Florida politics. First elected in 1970, he represe

Hal Rogers — Appropriations Committee?

By Peter H. Stone

Kentucky’s Hal Rogers, a prime candidate to take over the powerful U.S. House Appropriations Committee, which controls federal spending, has

Everyone — except appropriators — agree no more C-17s needed in budget

By Nick Schwellenbach

Bipartisan leaders of the House and Senate committees with the most expertise on military affairs oppose buying more Boeing-built C-17 cargo