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More Than Half of School Expenditures Spent on Classroom Instruction

Categories: Children,Education,Govt Finance,Statistics

https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2017/cb17-97-public-education-finance.html

Agency press release summarizing details of the annual Public Education Finances report. From the Census Bureau

 

Public Education Finances: 2015

Categories: Uncategorized

https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2017/econ/g15-aspef.pdf

Contains financial statistics relating to public schools K through 12th grade, including revenues, expenditures, at the national, state, and school district levels.  Also offers details on per student spending.  From the Census Bureau

Becoming Credit Visible

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Financial Crisis/Markets

https://www.consumerfinance.gov/documents/4822/BecomingCreditVisible_Data_Point_Final.pdf

Finds that the way consumers establish credit history varies according to their economic background, with those in lower-income areas becoming credit visible due to negative debt collection records. Also finds that student loans are an increasing path to credit visibililty.  From the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

 

 

Can Public Investment in Freight Rail Deliver the Goods?

Categories: Telecommunications/Internet,Virginia Issues

http://www.coopercenter.org/sites/default/files/publications/Virginia%20News%20Letter%202008%20Vol.%2084%20No.%202.pdf

Proposes the creation of a Virginia rail authority similar to the port authority to bolster freight railroad transportation within the state and reduce long-haul truck traffic on the highways. From the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia

 

Great Britain: General Election 2017: Results and Analysis

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Great Britain,Statistics

http://researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBriefing/Summary/CBP-7979

Summary information about the results of the 2017 election in which the Conservative Party captured 49% of the seats and Labor 40%. From the House of Commons Library

 

Attorney General Jeff Sessions: Prepared Remarks to the United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence

Categories: Congress,Elections/Campaigns,Presidency,Russia

https://www.justice.gov/opa/speech/attorney-general-jeff-sessions-prepared-remarks-united-states-senate-select-committee

Prepared statement of the Attorney General on Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election of 2016. From the Justice Department

 

A Financial System that Creates Economic Opportunities: Banks and Credit Unions

Categories: Financial Crisis/Markets,Laws/Regulations,Treaties

https://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Documents/A%20Financial%20System.pdf

Describes the administration’s core principles for regulating the U.S. financial system. Responds to Presidential Executive Order 13772 to “identify laws, regulations, treaties, … and other government policies that inhibit federal regulation of the U.S. financial system.  From the Treasury Department

 

Treasury Releases First Report on Core Principles of Financial Regulation: Stimulating Economic Growth, Increasing Access to Capital, and Taxpayer Protection are Top Priorities

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Laws/Regulations,Treaties

https://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/sm0106.aspx

Agency press release describing the first of a series of reports examining the financial regulatory system of the U.S. and executive actions that can bring about changes. From the Treasury Department

 

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