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Approaches to Making Federal Highway Spending More Productive

Categories: Federal State Relations,Govt Finance,Public Works,Taxes,Transportation

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/114th-congress-2015-2016/reports/50150-Federal_Highway_Spending.pdf

Federal spending on highways totaled $46 billion in 2014. This report looks at proposals for making such spending more efficient, including charging more directly for the use of roads, especially during congested times, allocating funds to states according to certain benefits and costs, and linking spending to performance measures. From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Private Health Insurance Premiums and Federal Policy

Categories: Govt Finance,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Taxes

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/114th-congress-2015-2016/reports/51130-Health_Insurance_Premiums.pdf

Estimates that health insurance premiums in the private market will increase by 60% from 2016 to 2025.   This report reviews the available evidence about premium levels and growth, analyzes the major federal subsidies, taxes, fees, and regulations that affect premiums, and examines how insurers’ actions affect premiums. From the Congressional Budget Office

 

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC): An Economic Analysis

Categories: Govt Finance,Income/Poverty,Taxes,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44057.pdf

The EITC, enacted nearly 40 years ago, has evolved from a modest tax benefit to a significant antipoverty program. This report reviews the economic research that has been done on the EITC as Congress considers whether to modify it. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Historical Tables: Budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 2017

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Presidency,Statistics

https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/budget/fy2017/assets/hist.pdf

Provides statistics on budget receipts, outlays, surpluses or deficits, federal debt, and federal employment generally from 1940 to date. From the Office of Management and Budget

 

Appendix, Budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 2017

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Presidency,Statistics

https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/budget/fy2017/assets/appendix.pdf

The most detailed source of budget information by agency and account. From the Office of Management and Budget

 

Analytical Perspectives, Budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 2017

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Presidency,Statistics

https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/budget/fy2017/assets/spec.pdf

Contains analyses that highlight certain budget subject areas including analyses of revenues, spending, and borrowing. From the Office of Management and Budget

 

Budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 2017

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Presidency,Statistics

https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/budget/fy2017/assets/budget.pdf

Contains the budget message of the President, information on presidential priorities, and summary tables. From the Office of Management and Budget

 

National Commission on the Future of the Army: Report to the President and the Congress …

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Finance

http://www.ncfa.ncr.gov/sites/default/files/NCFA_Full%20Final%20Report_0.pdf

Focuses on the growing requirements and challenges faced by the U.S. Army in a time of diminishing resources. Also emphasizes the need for a Total Force Policy which brings together the Regular Army, Army National Guard, and Army Reserve. From the Commission

 

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