Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

The Economic Effects of the President’s 2015 Budget

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Presidency,Statistics

Annual report which shows the effects that all of the president’s budget proposals would have on the economy and the implications of those macroeconomic effects for the budget.  From the Congressional Budget Office


Public Expenditure: Statistical Analyses 2014

Categories: Govt Finance,Great Britain,Statistics

Detailed treatment of British government budgetary accounts.  Command Paper Cm 8902


Indigent Defense Services in the United States, FY 2008-2012

Categories: Crime/Justice,Govt Finance,Statistics

Describes the indigent defense system for each state and the District of Columbia, including information on administration, methods of operation, and funding.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


State Government Indigent Defense Expenditures, FY 2008-2012

Categories: Crime/Justice,Govt Finance,Statistics

Reports that states spent $2.2 billion collectively on indigent defense in 2012, the lowest amount during the 5 year period under examination.  Also provides breakdowns by state.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


Biennial VA529 Status Report

Categories: Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Virginia Issues

Latest report on the management and status of Virginia’s four college savings programs authorized by Section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code.  The VA529 plan is the largest 529 plan in the country with over $50 billion in assets and a 23% share of the national market.  All programs continue to grow but the Prepaid program has experienced a leveling off of growth.  From the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission


An Economic Analysis of Transportation Infrastructure Investment

Categories: Govt Finance,Public Works,Transportation

Describes the deteriorating condition of America’s roads, bridges, and mass transit and urges approval of a $300 billion proposal to fund the nation’s transportation system and create jobs.  From the National Economic Council and the President’s Council of Economic Advisers


The Counterterrorism Partnerships Fund (CTPF) Proposal: Questions for Congress

Categories: Govt Finance,Presidency,Terrorism

President Obama has requested $5 billion to establish a Counterterrorism Partnerships Fund to strengthen the counterterrorism capacity of partners worldwide.  This report raises questions regarding strategy, responsibilities, authorities, and oversight for Congress. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


The 2014 Long-Term Budget Outlook

Attempts to predict the federal budget outlook for the next 10 years and beyond.  Foresees period of stable deficits remaining at about 2.5 to 3% of GDP, but larger deficits after 2020 due to an aging population, rising health care costs, and an expansion of federal subsidies for health insurance.  From the Congressional Budget Office


Next Page »