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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Updated Budget Projections: 2016 to 2026

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Finance,Statistics,Taxes

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/114th-congress-2015-2016/reports/51384-MarchBaseline.pdf

Presents updated budget projections following release of the president’s budget document.  If current laws remain generally unchanged, the report estimates that deficits will increase in nearly every year over the next decade and be larger as a share of GDP than the average over the past 50 years.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Federal Subsidies for Health Insurance Coverage for People Under Age 65: 2016 to 2026

Categories: Govt Finance,Health Insurance,Statistics,Taxes

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/114th-congress-2015-2016/reports/51385-HealthInsuranceBaseline.pdf

Focuses on federal government sponsored health insurance subsidies for those under 65 related to the provisions of the Affordable Care Act.  Estimates that in 2016 the subsidies, taxes, and penalties associated with health insurance coverage will result in an expenditure of $660 billion by the federal government or 3.6% of GDP.  Also estimates it will rise to 4.1% of GDP by 2026.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

FAA Aerospace Forecast: Fiscal Years 2016-2036

Categories: Business/Economics,Statistics,Transportation

https://www.faa.gov/data_research/aviation/aerospace_forecasts/media/FY2016-36_FAA_Aerospace_Forecast.pdf

Foresees growth in the use of unmanned aircraft, also known as drones, both by hobbyists and for commercial purposes.  Report includes a 2015 summary of economic activity and air travel, aviation activity forecasts, and FAA workload forecasts.  From the Federal Aviation Administration

 

2015 Report on the Status of Virginia Tribes

Categories: Native Americans,Virginia Issues

http://leg2.state.va.us/dls/h&sdocs.nsf/By+Year/RD1212016/$file/RD121.pdf

Brief review of 2015 developments including the federal recognition of the Pamunkey Tribe, announced on July 2, and the challenge raised by a California-based anti-gambling group on October 2.  From the Secretary of the Commonwealth

 

European Union: Prime Ministers’ Speeches and Party Manifestos Since 1970

Categories: European Union,Great Britain,Treaties

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/LLN-2016-0015/LLN-2016-0015.pdf

Outlines key statements and speeches made by British Prime Ministers on the question of Britain’s membership in the European Union plus extracts from party political manifestos since 1970.  House of Lords Library Note 2016-0015

 

Notice of Intent to Prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement to Review the Federal Coal Program…

Categories: Energy,Environment,Laws/Regulations

http://www.blm.gov/style/medialib/blm/wo/Communications_Directorate/public_affairs/news_release_attachments.Par.37562.File.dat/Coal%20PEIS%20NOI%203_24_16.pdf

Provides background on the federal coal program, informs the public about concerns raised and about potential modifications to the program.  Will evaluate potential reforms to ensure the program provides a fair return to taxpayers and minimizes impacts on the environment while meeting the nation’s energy needs.  From the Interior Department

 

U. S. Energy and Employment Report

Categories: Energy,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2016/03/f30/U.S.%20Energy%20and%20Employment%20Report.pdf

Uses a combination of existing energy employment data and a new survey of energy sector employers to provide a national view of the current energy employment landscape.  Represents the first annual analysis of how changes in U.S. energy sectors are affecting employment.  From the Energy Department