This is one in a series of articles highlighting Breaking Gov’s best stories of the past year. As we reflected on our 2011 coverage of innovation, technology and management amongst the federal agencies and workforce, this was among the stories that stood out as delivering key insight into the top issues facing today’s government community.
Breaking Gov produced a three-part series examining government services addressing key challenges among military veterans amid high unemployment, a woeful economic outlook and an anticipated influx of veterans returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan in the next few years. Keep reading →
President Barack Obama urged Congress Thursday night to pass a proposed $447 billion plan “right away” that would extend and expand the payroll tax cut to workers for another year and, for the first time, giving employers a break in their payroll taxes.
The American Jobs Act proposal includes more than $250 billion in tax incentives for small businesses and employers, according to administration estimates, in an effort to bring down the 9.1 percent unemployment rate, and “give a jolt” to a stalled economy. Keep reading →
President Obama raises the curtain Thursday night on a $400 billion plan to jump start the nation’s economy. It’s called the American Job Act. But will it work?
It would pour thousands of jobs into the marketplace and bring down the 9.1 percent unemployment rate, for sure. But there is one big bump in the road: It has to be approved by Congress. Keep reading →