Everyone Dreads Shutdowns, So Why Do They Keep Happening?

The Antideficiency Act is supposed to clarify what happens when Congress fails to pass a budget. But it hasn’t worked out that way.


Education Department’s Handling of Loan Forgiveness Draws Union Lawsuit

Teachers union’s Randi Weingarten joins eight teachers citing clerical errors behind denials.


Does the Hatch Act Need a Makeover for the Trump Era?

White House resistance to the special counsel raises questions about enforcement.


Pentagon Puts Price Tag of July 4 Pageantry at $1.2 Million

Most of the money for flyovers and tank displays came from training budgets.


Army Corps of Engineers and GSA Faulted for Costly Contract Changes

Agencies aren’t tracking company timeframes in monitoring $36 billion in construction spending, watchdog finds.


Census Will Print 2020 Survey Without Citizenship Question

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross repeated that he “strongly disagrees” with the Supreme Court ruling that stopped inclusion of the question until a lower court further examines the issue.


Commerce Officials Silent After Supreme Court Blocks Census Question

With a printing schedule set for July 1, the bureau’s well-laid plans are up in the air.