The Fight Continues to Protect Workforce Programs Funding for FY2018

Congress recently approved an omnibus spending package for the remainder of FY2017 which will continue to fund the government though September 30, 2017. Despite an overall reduction in the Department of Labor, many of the federal workforce programs of interest to local Goodwill® organizations saw sustained funding or had a slight increase. One exception is

Read More...

Here We Go Again: Congress Struggles to Finish FY 2017 Funding Bills

Once again Congress is faced with the looming specter of a government shutdown. Congressional leaders of both parties are promising that they will avert a shutdown, even if it takes a little longer to complete the funding bills for FY 2017.

Read More...

Congress Returns to a Lengthy To-Do List

After breaking for its Easter and Passover recess, Congress returns back to Washington D.C. next week to a full plate of legislative items, including some urgent must-pass legislation.

Read More...

March Madness on Capitol Hill

It’s that time of year when work productivity allegedly drops as college basketball fans try to keep track of scores and brackets. (Three of my final four are still alive – so I have a chance!) This month, Capitol Hill is partaking in its own style of March Madness.

Read More...

Trump’s Skinny Budget Fattens Defense; Squeezes Workforce Programs

The Trump Administration is due to release its FY 2018 “skinny” budget by mid-March, but we already know some of what it contains. It’s called a skinny budget because it lacks the full narrative of policy prescriptions found in the full budget.

Read More...

Congress Set to Approve Five Month Funding Extension

By Friday evening the House and Senate will have approved another continuing resolution (CR) that, yet again, kicks the Fiscal Year 2017 appropriations process down the road until April 28. With your help Goodwill ® urged Congress to wrap up all of the FY 2017 spending bills before the end of the year.

Read More...

Encourage Congress to Protect Funding for Employment Programs

While many of you have been focused on turkey this past week, the Goodwill Industries International Government Relations team has focused on duck – lame duck, that is. Lawmakers briefly returned to Washington the week of November 14 before taking a recess for Thanksgiving. Now they are back and trying to wrap up priorities before adjourning. Any bills that don’t pass by the end of this Congress will have to be reintroduced during the new 115th Congress.

Read More...

Managing Finances if You Have an Irregular Income

You may have faced weeks and months when it was difficult to make ends meet. With a little planning and some discipline, you can take the guesswork out of paying bills on time and saving for the future.

Read More...

Direct Deposit, a Smart and Easy Way to Protect Your Paycheck

Direct deposit—or the electronic transfer of your paycheck from your employer directly into your personal checking or savings account—is a smart idea for several reasons.

Read More...

Working an Emergency Fund into Your Budget

When planning your monthly budget, it may seem difficult just to make ends meet, let alone save for emergencies. But life is full of unexpected surprises that can leave you stranded financially.

Read More...

For More Information,
Subscribe To Our Newsletter