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Revenues and Expenditures for Public Elementary and Secondary School Districts: School Year 2013-14 (Fiscal Year 2014)

Categories: Education,Govt Finance,Statistics

Updates earlier reports.  Covers revenues by source and expenditures by function.  Includes current expenditures per pupil.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services: December 2016

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Govt Finance,Statistics

Includes annual averages for 2016.  The trade deficit reached $502.3 billion, up $1.9 billion from the previous year.  The top five trading partners were China, Canada, Mexico, Japan, and Germany.  From the Bureau of Economic Analysis


High-Risk Series: Progress on Many High-Risk Areas, While Substantial Efforts Needed on Others

Categories: Environment,Govt Finance,Native Americans,Population/Census

Every two years a new list of high financial risk programs is issued by GAO.  This year sees one program removed (sharing of information about terrorism) and three added (2020 Census, Management of Programs serving Indian tribes, and federal environmental liabilities).  From the Government Accountability Office


Survey of State Government Research and Development: FYs 2014 and 2015: Detailed Statistical Tables

Categories: Govt Finance,Science/Technology,Statistics

Shows spending on R&D by states in total and by detailed breakdowns.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation


The Budget and Economic Outlook: 2017 to 2027

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Finance,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Statistics

Offers a ten year forecast of the budget and economic situation if current laws remain generally unchanged.  Predicts growth in spending will be outpaced by growth of expenses in entitlement programs, with a deficit of $559 billion  or 2.9% of GDP in 2017. From the Congressional Budget Office


Biennial Budgeting: Issues, Options, and Congressional Actions

Categories: Congress,Govt Finance

Discusses proposals for changing the U.S. government to a two year budgeting cycle, the advantages from proponents, and the disadvantages from opponents.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Congressional Statistics, 2015 Expanded Edition

Categories: Govt Finance,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

Presents statistics on the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income programs, including the number of recipients and the amount of total monthly payments in the nation, each state, and each congressional district.  From the Social Security Administration


SSI Annual Statistical Report, 2015

Categories: Disability,Govt Finance,Mental Health,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services,Women

Provides a statistical summary of the Supplemental Security Income Program including the number of recipients, average monthly payment, total payments for the year, and characteristics of recipients.  From the Social Security Administration


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