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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Development and Management of State Contracts in Virginia

Categories: Govt Finance,Govt Procurement,Virginia Issues

Finds that 10% of contracts analyzed fell significantly short of meeting agency expectations and almost two-thirds were slightly behind schedule, over budget, or did not meet agency needs.  From the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission


The 2016 Long-Term Budget Outlook

Categories: Govt Finance,Health/Medical,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Taxes

Estimates that if current laws remain unchanged, the U.S. would face steadily increasing budget deficits and debt over the next 30 years, reaching the highest level of debt relative to GDP ever experienced in this country.  From the Congressional Budget Office


Status of the Social Security and Medicare Programs: A Summary of the 2016 Annual Reports

A summary of the two reports on the current and projected financial status of the Medicare and Social Security Trust Funds.  From the Social Security Administration


The 2016 Annual Report of the Boards of Trustees of the Federal Hospital Insurance and Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Funds

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

Estimates that the trust funds for the Hospital Insurance program will be depleted by 2028, two years earlier than last year’s prediction.  Trust funds for Parts B and D of the program are adequately financed over the next 10 years and beyond because premiums are reset each year to cover expected costs.  From the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services


The 2016 Annual Report of the Board of Trustees of the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance and Federal Disability Insurance Trust Funds

Presents the current and projected financial status of the trust funds.  Projects that the combined asset reserves of the OASDI funds will be depleted  in 2034, the same as last year, with 79% of benefits payable at that time.  The Disability Trust Fund will become depleted in 2023, extended from last year’s estimate of 2016.  From the Social Security Administration


Instructional Staff Salary and Benefits Spending: 1991-2011

Categories: Education,Govt Finance,Income/Poverty,Statistics

Covers expenditures on elementary and secondary education, expenditures on instructional staff salaries, and instructional staff benefits and how they have changed from 1991 to 2011.  See also Data Tables.  From the National Center for Education Statistics



OECD Regions at a Glance 2016

Categories: Brazil,Business/Economics,China,Colombia,Govt Finance,Income/Poverty,India,Labor/Employment,Russia;jsessionid=7s8b68lnsf237.x-oecd-live-02

Updates more than 40 region-by-region indicators to assess economic disparities among countries and their evolution over the past 15 years.  Covers all OECD countries and Brazil, China, India, Russia and others.  From the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.


Trends in Child Care Spending from the CCDF and TANF

Categories: Children,Govt Finance,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

Reviews the legislative history behind the Child Care and Development Fund programs, including the relative importance of state and federal authority in setting funding levels and program rules.  Also presents historical data on child care spending from CCDF and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families programs for FY2000 – FY2012.  . From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


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