Here’s a roundup of this morning’s must-read budget and economic stories:
Bloomberg says lawmakers are girding for a fight over the budget deficit this election year.
President Obama came out with his fiscal year 2013 budget outline yesterday. CNN Money, Bloomberg, The Hill, The New York Times, Politico (here too), The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and The Washington Times have the details.
The New York Times has an infographic explaining the budget release.
Politico says one Republican senator is blocking debate on the $109 billion transportation reauthorization.
USA Today reports Moody’s has a “negative” outlook for France’s debt situation.