Biden seeks $10B for aid to Ukraine, $22.5B for coronavirus

Washington, D.C. (AP), March 4 – The Biden administration is seeking another $10 billion to help protect Ukraine against the Russian invasion and an additional $22.5 billion to cover coronavirus pandemic-related expenses, two major additions to budget talks already underway. The acting director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, Shalanda Young, laid out […]

Governor Abbott claims “emergency” powers to alter Legislature’s Budget, create Election Audit Division within Texas Secretary of State’s office

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Austin, November 22 – Texas Governor Greg Abbott has seized additional “emergency” powers with this occasion serving as an excuse unilaterally to alter the Texas Legislature-approved State Budget. Although an Election Audit Division is something he should have asked the Texas Legislature to approve as a part of the Fiscal […]

Trump’s Historic Presidency: Saving the Nation, 2025-2029

Trump’s Historic Presidency: Saving the Nation, 2025-2029

Image: Former President Donald Trump has the opportunity to serve as an historic President, the man who could save the United States of America from itself, if he wins the 2024 Presidential Election and serves from 2025 to 2029. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Washington, D.C., November 15 – Former President Donald Trump has a […]

Budget bill reopens moderate vs. progressive divide for Dems

WASHINGTON (AP) — One side is energized by the prospect of the greatest expansion of government support since the New Deal nearly a century ago. The other is fearful about dramatically expanding Washington’s reach at an enormous cost. They’re all Democrats. Yet each side is taking vastly different approaches to guiding the massive $3.5 trillion […]

Manchin favors trimming Biden budget plan by more than half

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic senator vital to the fate of President Joe Biden’s $3.5 trillion plan for social and environmental spending said Sunday he won’t support even half that amount or the ambitious timetable envisioned for passing it. The stand by Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., was described as unacceptable by the chairman of the Senate Budget […]

Conroe ISD Board of Trustees blindly passes huge tax increase for 2021-2022 year by unanimous vote without review of budget detail

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, September 13 – The Conroe Independent School District’s (CISD) Board of Trustees blindly approved a huge tax increase as well as an enormous spending increase for the 2021-2022 year. The tax increase was 2.3% over the No New Revenue Rate of 1.1496 per $100 valuation, which Montgomery County Tax […]

Pro-Big Government Montgomery County Hospital District Board passes secret FY 2022 Budget with huge tax, spending increase, punts authority to craft annual budget to staff

Pro-Big Government Montgomery County Hospital District Board passes secret FY 2022 Budget with huge tax, spending increase, punts authority to craft annual budget to staff

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, September 2 – Without providing any notice to the public of the content of its proposed budget, Montgomery County Hospital District’s (MCHD) Board of Directors passed a giant spending and tax increase on Tuesday, August 31, 2021, on a 5 to 2 vote. Board member Sandy Wagner, consistently the […]

Montgomery County Commissioners Court to hold public hearing Friday August 20 after finally figuring out amount of spending budget they approved

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, August 17 – The Montgomery County Commissioners Court finally figured out how much spending they approved during the so-called “budget workshop” at the end of July, when Budget Director Amanda Carter issued the “preliminary budget” for Fiscal Year 2022 last week. The total spending budget they approved for the […]

Senate Dems unveil $3.5T budget for social, climate efforts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats unwrapped a budget resolution Monday envisioning a massive $3.5 trillion, 10-year cascade of federal resources, aiming historic sums at family support, health and education programs and an aggressive drive to heal the climate. The measure is a pivotal first step in what will likely be a tumultuous, months-long Democratic legislative […]

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