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Various Tax Benefits Increase in 2015 Due to Inflation Adjustments

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Govt Finance,Taxes

http://www.irs.gov/uac/Newsroom/In-2015,-Various-Tax-Benefits-Increase-Due-to-Inflation-Adjustments

Agency press release announcing figures for 2015 tax year for tax brackets, standard deductions, exemptions and more.  From the Internal Revenue Service

 

Intelligence Budget Data

Categories: Govt Finance,Spying/Intelligence

http://fas.org/irp/budget/index.html

Record of recent spending on civilian and military intelligence by the U.S. government.  From the Federation of American Scientists Intelligence Resource Program

 

DNI Releases Budget Figure for 2013 National Intelligence Program

Categories: Govt Finance,Spying/Intelligence

http://www.dni.gov/index.php/newsroom/press-releases/191-press-releases-2013/957-dni-releases-budget-figure-for-2013-national-intelligence-program

Discloses the aggregate amount, $52.7 billion, appropriated for the National Intelligence Program by Congress for FY2013.  The figure was reduced to $49 billion by the mandatory sequester.  From the Office of the Director of National Intelligence

 

2013-14 Total Educational and General Expenditures by Program, Virginia Public Higher Education Institutions

Categories: Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Statistics

http://leg2.state.va.us/dls/h&sdocs.nsf/By+Year/RD2852014/$file/RD285.pdf

Statistical table showing total spending by individual Virginia institutions of higher education by categories such as instruction, research, public services, academic support, student services and so forth.  From the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

 

Federal Science and Engineering Support to Universities, Colleges, and Nonprofit Institutions: FYs 2010 and 2011: Detailed Statistical Tables

Categories: Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Headlines,Science/Technology,Statistics

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2015/nsf15301/pdf/nsf15301.pdf

Covers the amount, distribution, and characteristics of support for basic scientific research at U.S. colleges and universities by 19 federal research agencies.  Tables show funding received by states and recipient institutions, category of funding, and funding agency. From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Federal Reserve: Oversight and Disclosure Issues

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt Finance,Govt Secrecy

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42079.pdf

Discusses measures that the Fed has taken to provide more disclosure of Fed actions and calls for more oversight which might limit its political independence.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Federal Paid Administrative Leave: Additional Guidance Needed to Improve OPM Data

Categories: Govt Finance,Govt Personnel,Headlines

http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/666566.pdf

Describes paid administrative leave policies at selected federal agencies, the number of federal employees granted such leave, the reasons for such leave, and the record keeping.  Picked up by newspapers as major unreported use of taxpayer funds.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

How Initiatives to Reduce Fraud in Federal Health Care Programs Affect the Budget

Categories: Children,Govt Finance,Health Insurance,Laws/Regulations,Medicare/Medicaid

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/49460-ProgramIntegrity.pdf

Describes how federal budget experts estimate the budgetary effects of legislative proposals to reduce fraud in Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

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