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Earl Gregg Swem Library

The Effects of Increasing Fannie Mae’s and Freddie Mac’s Capital

Categories: Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt Finance,Housing/Homelessness

Examines a scenario where the two government-sponsored enterprises would be allowed to retain an average of $5 billion of their profits annually to invest in Treasury securities and expand the amount available for mortgage underwriting.  From the Congressional Budget Office


Student Loan Statistics

Categories: Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Great Britain,Statistics

Discusses recent developments relating to student loans in Great Britain including background information about the program, the estimated rise in loan levels, repayment requirements, and arguments for reform.  House of Commons Library Briefing Paper Number 1079

(education, higher     govt finance     Great Britain     statistics)


Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2015

Categories: Disability,Govt Finance,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

Provides program and demographic information about the people who receive Social Security disability benefits.  Includes number of current beneficiaries, benefits awarded, withhold or terminated, the income of disabled beneficiaries and more.   From the Social Security Administration


Water Infrastructure: Information on Selected Midsize and Large Cities with Declining Populations

Categories: Federal State Relations,Govt Finance,Public Works

Examines the economic characteristics of such cities and their water/wastewater infrastructure needs, strategies used to respond to such needs, and what existing federal programs could assist these cities. From the Government Accountability Office


OASDI and SSI Program Rates and Limits: 2017

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

Fact sheet which posts rates and limits for various government programs for 2017.  Notable for announcing inflation adjustment for social security benefits which is 0.3% for 2017.  From the Office of Retirement and Disability Policy of the Social Security Administration


State Spending: 2016 Update

Categories: Govt Finance,Statistics,Virginia Issues

Latest annual report on growth in state spending by Virginia, including the largest and fastest growing functions, and long-term trends in these spending programs.  From the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission


Joint Subcommittee on the Future Competitiveness of Virginia Higher Education

Categories: Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Statistics,Virginia Issues—joint-subcommittee-presentation—oct-11.pdf?sfvrsn=0

Slide show presentation to the Virginia General Assembly which explains how Virginia currently provides financial assistance to students.  From the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia


Commonwealth of Virginia Fiscal Year 2017 Savings Plan

Categories: Govt Finance,Statistics,Taxes,Virginia Issues

Describes the governor’s plan for responding to $268 million shortfall of revenue in FY2016.  Includes cancellation of anticipated pay raises for state workers and transfer of funds from Revenue Stabilization Fund.  From the Virginia Department of Planning and Budget


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