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THE UNITED STATES had the largest November budget deficit ever recorded this year. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

U.S. budget deficit hits widest on record for month of Nov.

NEW YORK - The United States posted the widest November budget deficit on record as spending doubled revenue. Outlays jumped 18 percent to $411 billion last...
THE UNITED STATES budget deficit grew to $779 billion in Donald Trump’s first full fiscal year as president. The Treasury reported this month that the government paid $523 billion in total interest in fiscal 2018, the highest on record. / BLOOMBERG NEWS

Trump’s first annual budget deficit climbs to a six-year high

NEW YORK - The United States budget deficit grew to $779 billion in Donald Trump’s first full fiscal year as president, the highest since 2012...
THE UNITED STATES budget deficit increased to $898 billion in the 11 months through August. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

U.S. budget deficit swells to $898B, topping forecast

NEW YORK - The United States budget deficit widened to $898 billion in the 11 months through August, exceeding the Congressional Budget Office’s forecast...
DOLLARS WELL SPENT: The Rhode Island Promise scholarship program helped the Community College of Rhode Island grow enrollment of first-time, full-time students by nearly 50 percent in its first year. Will the General Assembly see clear to expand the program in the face of continuing budgetary pressure? / COURTESY COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND

G.A.’s 2018 session sure to be a contentious, significant one

With an estimated $60 million budget shortfall in fiscal 2018 and another $200 million in fiscal 2019, Rhode Island’s elected leaders are faced with...
A RETURN TO OLD-STYLE POLITICS? House Finance Committee Chairman Marvin L. Abney, left, with House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello, right, have devised a $9.2 billion spending plan for fiscal 2018 that moves money around in odd ways to come into balance.  / PBN FILE PHOTO/
ELI SHERMAN

Unbalanced priorities, poor leadership in balanced budget

In dealing with $134 million in red ink from fiscal years 2017 and 2018, the state’s elected leaders have generated a strong – and...
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