Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Factors Affecting Revenue Estimates of Tax Compliance Proposals

Categories: Congress,Govt Finance,Taxes

Examines such factors as the size of the tax gap, the amount of Internal Revenue resources, distinctions between detection and deterrence, and budget scorekeeping guidelines that affect estimates of budget savings from tax compliance proposals.  A joint working paper from the Congressional Budget Office and the Joint Committee on Taxation.


Management and Accountability of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Finance,Govt Processes/Organization,Virginia Issues

Criticizes the partnership for a lack of effective strategy, operational guidance, accountability and performance measures and more.  From the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission


Universities Report Fourth Straight Year of Declining Federal R&D Funding in FY 2015

Categories: Govt Finance,Science/Technology,Statistics

Reports on a decline of 1.7% in federal funding of higher education research and development from FY2014 to FY2015 and a decline of 13% since FY2011.  Covers R&D expenditures by field, source of funding, and the top university research performers. From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation


State-Administered Indigent Defense Systems, 2013

Categories: Crime/Justice,Govt Finance,Statistics

Describes methods of providing representation in legal cases in 28 states and DC, including type of attorneys, cases closed, caseload standards, funding sources, and how indigence is determined.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


Virginia Higher Education Budget Amendment Recommendations

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

Presents budget amendment recommendations from the Council of Higher Education to the General Assembly for the 2017 legislative session.  From the State Council of Higher Education


Policy Considerations for a Student Loan Refinancing Authority

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

Reviews various means by which the state of Virginia could be involved in student loan refinancing.  Presents loan refinancing models used in other states and a list of issues to consider by members of the legislature. From the State Council of Higher Education


Alternative Tuition or Fee Structures

Categories: Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Prices/Inflation,Virginia Issues$file/RD447.pdf

Discusses the financial incentives and benefits that might be offered to public colleges and universities for providing innovative tuition or fee strategies to in-state first-time full-time incoming freshmen to lower costs of attendance.  From the State Council of Higher Education


State Library Administrative Agencies Survey: Fiscal Year 2014

Categories: Govt Finance,Libraries/Museums,Statistics

Provides a view of the condition of state library administrative agencies in the 50 states and the District of Columbia.  Covers trends in revenues, expenditures, and staffing.  From the Institute of Museum and Library Services


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