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Earl Gregg Swem Library

CBO’s Projections of Federal Receipts and Expenditures in the National Income and Product Accounts

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Finance,Statistics

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/45652-NIPA.pdf

Presents latest projections of federal revenues and outlays within the framework of the national income and product accounts, an alternative set of accounts to the Budget of the U.S. Government for recording federal fiscal transactions.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

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

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Govt Finance,Recreation/Travel

http://www.fs.fed.us/sites/default/files/media/2014/34/nr-firecostimpact-082014.pdf

Asserts that the increased expense of fighting forest fires has resulted in less money for non-fire activities.  This report details the long-term shift of agency resources into the fire program and away from other important forest management, restoration, and recreation activities.  From the Forest Service

 

An Update to the Budget and Economic Outlook: 2014 to 2024

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt Finance,Headlines,Statistics

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/45653-OutlookUpdate_2014_Aug.pdf

Updates earlier 2014 report; finds that the budget deficit is continuing to fall in 2014 but the federal debt is still growing.  Predicts that inflation will remain below the goal set by the Federal Reserve and that interest rates on Treasury securities will rise.   From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Executive Order 24: Establishing an Inter-Agency Task Force on Worker Misclassification and Payroll Fraud

Categories: Govt Finance,Labor/Employment,Taxes,Virginia Issues

https://governor.virginia.gov/policy/executive-orders/eo-24-establishing-an-inter-agency-task-force/

Strikes back at the misclassification of employees as independent contractors and the loss of tax revenues by creating a task force to create a plan that reduces worker misclassification and payroll fraud.  From the Office of the Governor

 

Governor McAuliffe’s Address to the Joint Money Committees of the General Assembly

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Finance,Headlines,Virginia Issues

https://governor.virginia.gov/news/newsarticle?articleId=5800

Announces a revenue shortfall for Virginia of nearly $2.4 billion for the 2014-16 fiscal year due to federal budget cuts and a sluggish economy which caused revenues to fall behind projections.  From the Office of the Governor

 

Reducing the Budget Deficit: Overview of Policy Issues

Categories: Govt Finance,Statistics

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43680.pdf

Explains why budget deficits have been at historic highs, why they have been slowly declining in recent months, and what policy options exist for further deficit reduction.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

2014 Annual Report of the Boards of Trustees of the Federal Hospital Insurance and Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Funds

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

http://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Statistics-Trends-and-Reports/ReportsTrustFunds/downloads/tr2014.pdf

Annual report on the prospects for the trust funds that operate the Medicare program.  Credits the Affordable Care Act for slowing the rate of growth in expenses and extending the life of the trust fund that finances the hospital insurance program until 2030, four years longer than reported last year.  From the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

 

Federal Funds for Research and Development: Fiscal Years 2011-13: Detailed Statistical Tables

Categories: Govt Finance,Science/Technology,Statistics

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/nsf14312/pdf/nsf14312.pdf

Covers federal outlays for research and development by 27 agencies by character of work, field of science or engineering (including social sciences), geographical area, and research performer.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

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