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Universities Report Continuing Decline in Federal R&D Funding in FY 2014

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

When adjusted for inflation, federal funding for research and development declined by 5% between FY2013 and FY2014. Provides statistics on federal R&D funding by field and 30 leading institutions. From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation


Federal Support for the Development, Production, and Use of Fuels and Energy Technologies

Categories: Energy,Govt Finance,Science/Technology,Taxes

Describes how and why the federal government supports the development, production, and use of fuel and energy technologies through tax preferences and spending programs. Also describes how federal support has changed over time and analyzes its effectiveness. From the Congressional Budget Office


How CBO Estimates Automatic Stabilizers

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Finance

Discusses how government support programs that provide transfer payments, such as unemployment insurance, move in opposite directions to the economy, rising when the economy slows and falling when the economy rebounds and explains how the budget forecasting accounts for this phenomenon. From the Congressional Budget Office


Federal Research and Development Funding: FY 2016

Categories: Govt Finance,Science/Technology

Reviews and assesses the Obama administration’s FY 2016 request for research and development spending. Considers funding from the perspective of agencies and character of the work and also discusses multi-agency R&D initiatives. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Eligibility Determination in Virginia’s Medicaid Program 2015

Categories: Govt Finance,Health Insurance,Medicare/Medicaid,Virginia Issues,Welfare/Social Services

Finds problems with procedures used by the state to determine eligibility for Medicaid benefits. Offers 16 recommendations for improvement. From the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission


CBO’s Revenue Forecasting Record

Categories: Govt Finance

Examines the accuracy of congressional budget revenue projections since 1982, the earliest year for which the necessary information is available to perform the assessments. From the Congressional Budget Office


Social Security and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Provisions in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015

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

Explains how the Disability Insurance Fund, on track to be exhausted by 2016, will gain a greater share of Social Security payroll tax money until at least 2018 under provisions of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015.   Also increases the penalties for benefits fraud. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Laws/Regulations

Information about the compromise legislation, brokered by outgoing House Speaker John Boehner and Senate leaders which provides for a two year budget and delays debt limit fights until FY2017. From


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