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Earl Gregg Swem Library

U.S. Foreign Assistance to Latin America and the Caribbean: Recent Trends and FY2015 Appropriations

Categories: Congress,Foreign Assistance,Govt Finance,Latin America

Provides details about the foreign assistance request for Latin America and issues for Congressional consideration.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Social Security: What Would Happen if the Trust Funds Ran Out?

Categories: Govt Finance,Laws/Regulations,Retirement/Social Security

Discusses the financial problems with the Social Security Trust Funds, offers legal background on Trust Fund insolvency, and details measures that could be used to continue payments.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Federal Funding for Basic Research at Universities and Colleges Essentially Unchanged in FY2012

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

Annual statistical report which shows that federal funding for basic research at colleges and universities decreased by 0.3% from FY2011 to FY2012.  Presents statistics on basic research funding by source agency and by field of science including medical and social sciences. From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation


CBO’s Projections of Federal Receipts and Expenditures in the National Income and Product Accounts

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Finance,Statistics

Presents latest projections of federal revenues and outlays within the framework of the national income and product accounts, an alternative set of accounts to the Budget of the U.S. Government for recording federal fiscal transactions.  From the Congressional Budget Office


The Rising Cost of Fire Operations: Effects on the Forest Service’s Non-Fire Work

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Govt Finance,Recreation/Travel

Asserts that the increased expense of fighting forest fires has resulted in less money for non-fire activities.  This report details the long-term shift of agency resources into the fire program and away from other important forest management, restoration, and recreation activities.  From the Forest Service


An Update to the Budget and Economic Outlook: 2014 to 2024

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt Finance,Headlines,Statistics

Updates earlier 2014 report; finds that the budget deficit is continuing to fall in 2014 but the federal debt is still growing.  Predicts that inflation will remain below the goal set by the Federal Reserve and that interest rates on Treasury securities will rise.   From the Congressional Budget Office


Executive Order 24: Establishing an Inter-Agency Task Force on Worker Misclassification and Payroll Fraud

Categories: Govt Finance,Labor/Employment,Taxes,Virginia Issues

Strikes back at the misclassification of employees as independent contractors and the loss of tax revenues by creating a task force to create a plan that reduces worker misclassification and payroll fraud.  From the Office of the Governor


Governor McAuliffe’s Address to the Joint Money Committees of the General Assembly

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Finance,Headlines,Virginia Issues

Announces a revenue shortfall for Virginia of nearly $2.4 billion for the 2014-16 fiscal year due to federal budget cuts and a sluggish economy which caused revenues to fall behind projections.  From the Office of the Governor


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