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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Making the U.S. Federal Budget: Process and Hazards

Categories: European Union,Govt Finance,Laws/Regulations

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/BRIE/2015/551318/EPRS_BRI%282015%29551318_EN.pdf

A European view of how the U.S. budgeting process works. From the European Parliament Think Tank

 

Financial Accounting for Local and State School Systems: 2014 Edition

Categories: Education,Govt Finance,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2015/2015347.pdf

The national standard for state and local education agencies to use in tracking and reporting financial data.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

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Majority of Federally Funded R&D Centers Report Declines in R&D Spending in FY2013

Categories: Govt Finance,Science/Technology,Statistics

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2015/nsf15319/nsf15319.pdf

Reports on spending levels by the 40 federally funded research and development centers sponsored by the federal government.  Shows 5 year spending trends.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

State Government Tax Collections Summary Report: 2014

Categories: Govt Finance,Statistics,Taxes

http://www2.census.gov/govs/statetax/G14-STC-Final.pdf

State tax collections in 2014 were up 2.2% from those collected in the previous year. 33 states reported increases.  Provides state by state statistics.  For more detailed breakdown of state taxes by type, see http://factfinder.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?src=bkmk  

From the Census Bureau

 

New Estimates of Personal Taxes in Consumer Expenditure Survey

Categories: Govt Finance,Statistics,Taxes

http://www.bls.gov/spotlight/2015/consumer-expenditures-tax-estimates/pdf/consumer-expenditures-tax-estimates.pdf

Examines new, more accurate data on taxes based on estimates rather than user responses from the Consumer Expenditure Survey.  Finds that federal income taxes account for 77% of all personal taxes paid by households.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Fragmentation, Overlap, and Duplication: An Evaluation and Management Guide

Categories: Govt Finance,Govt Processes/Organization

http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/669612.pdf

A guide for analysts to identify and evaluate instances of overlapping government functions or duplication among programs.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

2015 Annual Report: Additional Opportunities to Reduce Fragmentation, Overlap, and Duplication and Achieve Other Financial Benefits

Categories: Govt Finance,Govt Processes/Organization

http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/669613.pdf

The fifth report in a series that proposes ways the government can achieve greater efficiencies and tracks progress made on previous recommendations.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Saving for a Rainy Day: Estimating the Appropriate Size of U.S. State Budget Stabilization Funds

Categories: Govt Finance,Statistics

http://www.bostonfed.org/economic/wp/wp2014/wp1412.pdf

Develops target rainy day fund levels for each state based on revenue components associated with business cycles and states’ preferences for stable tax rates and expenditure.  From the Boston Federal Reserve

 

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