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Earl Gregg Swem Library

An Analysis of the President’s 2015 Budget

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Presidency,Statistics,Taxes

Sections on how the president’s budget proposals would affect federal deficits and the debt, what proposals would have the largest budgetary effects, and how CBO’s estimates differ from those of the administration.  From the Congressional Budget Office


National Endowment for the Arts Awards More than $74 Million to U.S. Nonprofits

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Govt Finance

Press release which details the awards made in 971 grants to nonprofit organizations nationwide for the second half of FY2014.  From the National Endowment for the Arts


The Federal Budget: Overview and Issues for FY2015 and Beyond

Categories: Govt Finance

Offers an overview and background information on the current budget debate.  Includes mechanics and schedule of the budget process and recent budget policy and events.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Bureau of Prisons (BOP): Operations and Budget

Categories: Crime/Justice,Govt Finance,Statistics

Describes the operation, security levels, and overcrowding of the federal prison system. Includes annual cost figures for 1980-2010.   From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Updated Estimates of the Effects of the Insurance Coverage Provisions of the Affordable Care Act, April 2014

Categories: Govt Finance,Health Insurance,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics

Projects that the ACA’s insurance coverage provisions will result in lower net costs to the federal government or $36 billion for 2014, $5 billion less than the previous projection.  Also projects lower costs for the 2015-2024 period.  From the Congressional Budget Office and the Joint Committee on Taxation


Updated Budget Projections: 2014 to 2024

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Statistics,Taxes

Predicts that if the current laws governing taxes and spending do not change, the budget deficit in fiscal year 2014 will be $492 billion or 2.8% of GDP, a third less than the shortfall in FY2013.  From the Congressional Budget Office


State Government Tax Collections Summary Report: 2013

Categories: Govt Finance,Statistics,Taxes

Covers tax collections from the 50 state governments including property, sales and gross receipts, license, individual income, and other taxes.  State government tax revenue increased by 6.1% from FY2012.  From the Census Bureau


2013 Status of the Nation’s Highways, Bridges, and Transit: Conditions and Performance

Categories: Govt Finance,Statistics,Transportation

Reports to Congress on the condition, performance, and future capital investment needs of the U.S. highway and transit systems.  Projects needed spending of $65 to $86 billion per year to maintain the system through 2030 and up to $145 billion per year to improve it.  From the Federal Highway Administration.


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