US & Canada round-up: Boehner: No decisions made on U.S. government spending bill, and more

11 Sep 15

A round-up of public finance news stories from the US & Canada you might have missed.

Boehner: No decisions made on US government spending bill

US House Speaker John Boehner said that he has made no decisions on when the House will begin consideration of a stop-gap spending bill that would avoid a government shutdown on Oct. 1. (Reuters)

Canada’s shrinking development spending crosses party lines

If you think Canada’s unimpressive response to resettling Syrian refuges is a sign the country is shrinking into a smaller role on the world stage, a new research paper suggests that decline has been going on for a generation, under both Conservative and Liberal governments. (Globe and Mail)

US government finalizes standards for massive federal spending dataset

BLOG: Like any big enterprise, the U.S. government is sitting on ever-growing piles of data, often isolated in siloed departments in incompatible systems and formats. (Wall Street Journal)

Canada: NDP would hike corporate taxes 'reasonably'

Tom Mulcair says an NDP government would raise corporate taxes "reasonably," bringing in "billions of dollars" that would help guarantee a balanced budget. (Star Phoenix

Canada: is funding crunch hurting prisons?

OPINION: If there’s been no rush to open two new housing units completed in May, 2014 — yet still not operational — at the federal Springhill Institution, the reason may be related to the severe funding crunch Ottawa has imposed on the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC). (Chronicle Herald)

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