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Governor McAuliffe Addresses General Assembly Money Committees

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Virginia Issues

http://governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/newsarticle?articleId=12504

Governor’s financial report on the state of Virginia’s budget at the beginning of the new fiscal year and his initiatives for the new legislative session in January.  From the Office of the Governor

 

Federal Debt and the Statutory Limit, August 2015

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

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/114th-congress-2015-2016/reports/50739-FederalDebt.pdf

Predicts the so-called debt ceiling will be reached between mid-November and early December and the federal government would not be able to fully pay its obligations.  Explains the background to the current situation, what makes up the debt subject to limit, what extraordinary measures can be taken, and what happens when they run out.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

The Intelligence Community and Its Use of Contractors: Congressional Oversight Issues

Categories: Govt Finance,Govt Procurement,Spying/Intelligence

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/intel/R44157.pdf

Examines the use, size, and cost of the contractors who work with the U.S. intelligence community and the effectiveness of the oversight exercised by the agencies and Congress.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

An Update to the Budget and Economic Outlook: 2015 to 2025

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Statistics

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/114th-congress-2015-2016/reports/50724-BudEconOutlook-2.pdf

Predicts that the federal government deficit will be $426 billion this year, $60 billion less than projected in March 2015.  Marks the 6th consecutive year that the deficit has declined as a percentage of GDP but, if current laws are unchanged, deficits will rise by 2025 to be higher relative to the size of the economy than now.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

The Rising Cost of Wildfire Operations: Effects on the Forest Service’s Non-Fire Work

Categories: Govt Finance,Recreation/Travel,Weather/Disasters

http://www.fs.fed.us/sites/default/files/2015-Rising-Cost-Wildfire-Operations.pdf

Documents the growth over the past 20 years of the cost of fighting wildfires and the impact those costs are having on the portion of the Forest Service budget devoted to recreation, restoration, and other activities.  From the U.S. Forest Service

 

Federal Spending on Information Products and Services from FY 1979 Through FY 2015 Q2

Categories: Govt Finance,Govt Procurement

http://www.scribd.com/doc/274071655/Federal-Government-Strategic-Sourcing-Of-Information-Products-And-Services-A-Report-Prepared-by-the-Federal-Research-Division-Library-of-Congress-Un

Examines the federal government’s procurement of books, electronic databases, and other information products and services and analyzes potential savings that could be achieved if federal agencies procured these products collectively.  From the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress

 

VRS Oversight Report

Categories: Govt Finance,Retirement/Social Security,Virginia Issues

http://jlarc.virginia.gov/pdfs/reports/Rpt471.pdf

The annual condition report on the Virginia Retirement System including number of participants, financial assets, and the recent investment performance.  From the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission

 

2015 Annual Report of the Boards of Trustees of the Federal Hospital Insurance and Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Funds

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics

https://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Statistics-Trends-and-Reports/ReportsTrustFunds/Downloads/TR2015.pdf

The annual Medicare Trustees Report projects that the hospital insurance fund will remain solvent until 2030, a period that has grown by 13 years since the passage of the Affordable Care Act.  Growth in per-Medicare enrollee costs continues to be at historical lows.  From the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

 

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