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State Spending on the K-12 Standards of Quality: FY 2014

Categories: Education,Govt Finance,Statistics,Virginia Issues

http://jlarc.virginia.gov/reports/Rpt467.pdf

Finds that Virginia spent $5.27 billion or $4,290 on average per pupil on the Standards of Quality in FY2014.  Also explains how much each locality spent and how the figures are arrived at.  From the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission

 

Federal Science and Engineering Support to Universities, Colleges, and Nonprofit Institutions: FY2012: Detailed Statistical Tables

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

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2015/nsf15305/pdf/nsf15305.pdf

Provides detailed statistics on the level, distribution, and characteristics of federal government support to academic institutions for research, equipment, and training in the sciences and  engineering.  Also shows rankings of institutions by totals received.   From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Annual Survey of Public Employment and Payroll Summary Report 2013

Categories: Govt Finance,Govt Personnel,Income/Poverty,Statistics

http://www2.census.gov/govs/apes/2013_summary_report.pdf

Includes tables at the federal, state, and local levels, and for individual states.  Provides details on public employment and average pay by job categories.  From the Census Bureau

 

2012 Census of Governments: Finance—State and Local Government Summary Report

Categories: Federal State Relations,Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt Finance,Statistics,Taxes

http://www2.census.gov/govs/local/summary_report.pdf

Presents data on state and local government finances including revenue by source, expenditures by character and function, indebtedness by term, and cash and security holdings by purpose.  Leading causes for revenue declines were falling interest income and declines in value of employee retirement investments.  From the Census Bureau

 

State and Local Government Spending Grows Faster Than Revenue

Categories: Govt Finance,Statistics,Taxes

http://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2014/cb14-227.html

Press release on state and local government revenue and spending trends from 2007 to 2012 with links to more detailed data.  From the Census Bureau

 

CBO’s 2014 Long-Term Projections for Social Security: Additional Information

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

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/49795-Social_Security_Update.pdf

Modifies projections for Social Security that were originally published in July 2014 within the publication entitled The 2014 Long-Term  Budget Outlook.  Projects that under current law the Disability Insurance Trust Fund will be exhausted in FY2017 and the OASI Trust Fund in 2032.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Higher Education: State Funding Trends and Policies on Affordability

Categories: Education-Higher,Federal State Relations,Govt Finance,Prices/Inflation

http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/667557.pdf

 

Examines changes in state financial support and tuition at public colleges over the past decade, how the federal government works with states to improve college affordability, and additional approaches that might be used.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

The 2015 Executive Budget Document

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Virginia Issues

https://solutions.virginia.gov/pbreports/rdPage.aspx?rdReport=BDOC2015_FrontPage

Features Governor McAuliffe’s proposed amendments to the 2014-2016 Biennial Budget for Virginia.  From the Department of Planning and Budget

 

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