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Earl Gregg Swem Library

How Head Start Grantees Set and Use School Readiness Goals: Final Report

Categories: Children,Education,Govt Finance,Income/Poverty

http://www.acf.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/opre/2015_12a_school_readiness_goals_final_report_january_2015.pdf

Examines how local grantees set school readiness goals, how they collect and analyze data to measure progress, and how they use data to improve program planning and functioning.  From the Administration for Children and Families of the Health and Human Services Department

 

The Budget and Economic Outlook: 2015 to 2025

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/49892-Outlook2015.pdf

Predicts the federal budget deficit will hold steady relative to the size of the economy through 2018 but then begin to expand.  Also sees the economy expanding at a solid pace for 2015 and the next few years.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Projected Costs of U.S. Nuclear Forces, 2015 to 2024

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Finance,Nuclear Arms

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/49870-NuclearForces.pdf

Estimates the costs of maintaining and/or modernizing current U.S. strategic nuclear forces over the next ten years at $348 billion.  Provides detailed breakdowns among strategic and tactical weapons and delivery systems, nuclear weapons labs, and command/control/communications systems.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Intelligence Authorization Legislation for FY2014 and FY2015: Provisions, Status, Intelligence Community Framework

Categories: Govt Finance,Laws/Regulations,Spying/Intelligence

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/intel/R43793.pdf

Examines selected provisions in the legislation and provides an intelligence community framework in the Appendix.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families: Spending and Policy Options

Categories: Federal State Relations,Govt Finance,Income/Poverty,Marriage/Family,Welfare/Social Services,Women

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/49887-TANF.pdf

Provides an overview of the TANF program, the purpose and amounts of federal and state spending, the work requirements for eligibility for cash assistance, and 12 options that Congress might consider in changing TANF.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

National Taxpayer Advocate 2014 Annual Report to Congress

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Govt Finance,Taxes

http://www.taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov/2014-Annual-Report/full-2014-annual-report-to-congress/

Discusses the 20 most serious problems facing taxpayers as federal budget cuts result in reduced services and tax law becomes more complex.  From the Internal Revenue Service

 

Military’s Impact on State Economies

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Finance,Statistics,Virginia Issues

http://www.ncsl.org/research/military-and-veterans-affairs/military-s-impact-on-state-economies.aspx

 

Covers snapshots of 20 states which have recently completed studies of federal military spending in their state.  Virginia leads the 20 with $59 billion in federal military spending, higher than Texas or Florida, also covered in the study.  Virginia study done by JLARC in June 2014.  From the National Conference of State Legislatures

 

Unauthorized Appropriations and Expiring Authorizations

Categories: Congress,Govt Finance,Govt Processes/Organization,Laws/Regulations

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/49871-UAEA_House.pdf

Identifies authorizations of appropriations that have already expired or will expire this year.  Includes the number and name of the public law containing the last authorization, the last year the authorization was in effect, and the amount authorized in that year.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

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