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Earl Gregg Swem Library

SSI Recipients by State and County, 2017

Categories: Children,Disability,Elderly,Govt Finance,Income/Poverty,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

Annual statistical report on number of recipients and amount of payments for the Supplemental Security Income program for the aged, blind and disabled by local area.  From the Social Security Administration


Earnings and Employment Data for Workers Covered Under Social Security and Medicare, by State and County, 2015

Categories: Govt Finance,Medicare/Medicaid,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

Annual statistical report presenting earnings and employment data by sex and age for people in employment covered under Social Security and Medicare. Covers all states, DC, and outlying areas. From the Social Security Administration


Navy Shipbuilding: Past Performance Provides Valuable Lessons for Future Investments

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Finance,Virginia Issues

Describes challenges in U.S. shipbuilding programs, summarizes recommendations made by government financial experts in the past, reviews the outcomes and discrepancies in costs, quality and schedule in shipbuilding contracts over the past decade, and compares best practices with current Navy practices for addressing risks inherent in shipbuilding.  From the Government Accountability Office.


Federal Mandatory Spending for Means-Tested Programs, 2008 to 2028

Estimates that outlays for means-tested programs (Medicaid, SNAP, SSI, EITC et al) would grow at an average rate of 4% over the next decade, while outlays for non-means-tested programs (Social Security, Medicare et al) would grow at an average rate of 6%.  From the Congressional Budget Office


Climate Change: Analysis of Reported Federal Funding

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Govt Finance

Examines reported federal funding on climate change matters from 2010 to 2017, the funding directed to activities where addressing climate change is the primary purpose, and the extent to which the primary purpose programs are overlapping or duplicative.  From the Government Accountability Office


An Analysis of the President’s 2019 Budget

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Statistics

Examines how the administration’s proposed budget would affect the federal deficit over the next decade.  Estimates the cumulative deficit would be $9.5 trillion; the administration had estimated the deficit would by $7.2 trillion.  From the Congressional Budget Office


School Spending Per Pupil Increased by 3.2 Per Cent

Categories: Education,Govt Finance,Statistics

Press release announcing release of Annual Survey of School System Finances for FY 2016.  The increase in spending resulted from increased revenue at the state level and put the average state spending per pupil for FY2016 at $11,762. Includes links to the data files and to graphics for the 10 leading school districts for per pupil spending.   From the Census Bureau.


Status of the Social Security and Medicare Programs: A Summary of the 2018 Annual Reports

20+ page summary of the key findings on the current financial status of the Medicare and Social Security Trust Funds.  The two programs amounted to 42% of federal program expenditures in FY2017 and both programs are expected to experience cost growth in excess of GDP growth due to aging of the population.  From the Social Security Administration


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