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2016-17 Tuition and Fees at Virginia’s State-Supported Colleges and Universities

Categories: Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Headlines,Prices/Inflation,Statistics,Virginia Issues

http://leg2.state.va.us/dls/h&sdocs.nsf/By+Year/RD2482016/$file/RD248.pdf

Reports that tuition and required fees at Virginia’s public institutions of higher education will increase by an average of 4.6% for fall 2016.  The average increase for in-state students is 2.9%.  Also provides a summary of four items: board-approved tuition and fee increases for 2016-17, tuition and fee trends in Virginia over the past 25 years, the cost-sharing relationship between the state and students, and national tuition trends.  Includes tables showing charges and fees by school.  From the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

 

OASDI Beneficiaries by State and County, 2015

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

https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/oasdi_sc/2015/oasdi_sc15.pdf

Annual publication which provides data on the Social Security population at the local level.  Presents statistics on the number and type of beneficiaries and the amount of benefits paid in each state and county.  Also shows the number of men and women aged 65 or older receiving benefits.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Changes in ACA Individual Market Costs from 2014-2015: Near-Zero Growth Suggests an Improving Risk Pool

Categories: Govt Finance,Health Insurance,Laws/Regulations,Medicare/Medicaid,Welfare/Social Services

https://www.cms.gov/CCIIO/Resources/Forms-Reports-and-Other-Resources/Downloads/Final-Risk-Pool-Analysis-8_11_16.pdf

Report which shows that “per-enrollee medical costs in the Affordable Care Act individual market were essentially unchanged in 2015, even as costs in the broader insurance market continued to rise.”  Argues that the program is becoming stronger by attracting more healthy, low-cost enrollees.  From the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

 

Federal Benefits and Services for People with Low Income: Overview of Spending Trends, FY2008-FY2015

Categories: Govt Finance,Health/Medical,Income/Poverty,Medicare/Medicaid,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44574.pdf

Reports that federal spending for low-income assistance programs grew by 51% over the eight year period and that the primary cause for the increase was spending on health care. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Options to Improve the Financial Condition of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation’s Multiemployer Program

Categories: Govt Finance,Retirement/Social Security

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/114th-congress-2015-2016/reports/51536-PBGC.pdf

Examines the financial problems facing the government-owned corporation responsible for insuring the benefits of 41 million people who have defined benefit plans with private employers.  Plans offered by groups of employers face severe funding shortfalls.  This report includes suggestions to lawmakers on how to improve the finances of the program.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

2015 Report to the President: Information Security Oversight Office

Categories: Govt Finance,Govt Information,Govt Secrecy

http://www.archives.gov/isoo/reports/2015-annual-report.pdf

The annual report on how much information has been classified by the federal government and what it costs.  Includes trends in classification and declassification.  Finds that classification activities cost the government $16 billion in FY2015.  From the Information Security Oversight Office

 

Gender Budgeting and Gender Equality Indices

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Govt Finance,Taxes,Women

http://www.imf.org/external/datamapper/index.php?db=GD

Reviews the use of tax and spending policies to promote gender equality by countries of the world and attempts to develop a database toolkit of gender equality indicators.  Highlights successful gender budgeting practices and summarizes key country case studies.  From the International Monetary Fund

 

NASA Human Space Exploration: Opportunity Nears to Reassess Launch Vehicle and Ground Systems Cost and Schedule

Categories: Govt Finance,Science/Technology

http://www.gao.gov/assets/680/678694.pdf

As NASA develops systems to support deep-space exploration by humans, doubts have arisen about the adequacy of the budget and the launch vehicle. This report examines the Space Launch System, progress in meeting cost and scheduling commitments, and other equipment matters.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

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