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Earl Gregg Swem Library

The 2017 Long-Term Budget Outlook

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Finance,Headlines,Medicare/Medicaid,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/52480-ltbo.pdf

Finds that U.S. federal debt held by the public is now at 77% of GDP, the highest level since shortly after World War II.  If current laws remain unchanged, the debt will rise sharply over the next 30 years to 150% of GDP.  The report also discusses the demographic and economic trends that underlie the long-term projections.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

H.R. 1628, The American Health Care Act, Incorporating Manager’s Amendments 4, 5, 24, and 25

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Health Insurance,Laws/Regulations,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics

https://www.cbo.gov/publication/52516?utm_source=feedblitz&utm_medium=FeedBlitzEmail&utm_content=812526&utm_campaign=0

Offers an estimate of the effect on direct spending and on health insurance coverage of the revised bill designed to replace the Affordable Care Act.  Finds that the proposed revisions would result in less savings and 24 million more uninsured relative to the number under current law.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

States Perform

Categories: Business/Economics,Crime/Justice,Education,Energy,Environment,Govt Finance,Health/Medical,Transportation

http://www.statesperform.org/

Offers access to performance measurement data for the 50 states in 6 areas: fiscal and economic, public safety and justice, energy and environment, transportation, health and human services, and education.  From the Council of State Governments

 

Taxpayers with Zero Income Tax Liability: Trends Over Time and Across Income Levels

Categories: Govt Finance,Income/Poverty,Taxes

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/IN10667.pdf

About 44% of U.S. households pay no federal income tax.  This brief report examines the reasons for this situation and looks at variations, and the reasons for these variations, over time.   From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Contracting Data Analysis: Assessment of Government-wide Trends

Categories: Govt Finance,Govt Procurement,Science/Technology

http://www.gao.gov/assets/690/683273.pdf

Contracting for data analysis products and services accounted for 40% of the government’s discretionary spending in FY2015.  This report identifies trends in civilian and defense agencies’ contract obligations from FY2011-FY2015.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

International Comparisons of Corporate Income Tax Rates

Categories: Foreign Affairs,Govt Finance,Taxes

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/52419-internationaltaxratecomp.pdf

Reviews and compares corporate income tax rates, including statutory, average, and effective rates in the U.S. and the “Group of 20” countries.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Statistics

https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/whitehouse.gov/files/omb/budget/fy2018/2018_blueprint.pdf

Initial budget release from the Trump administration which calls for deep cuts in discretionary spending and the elimination of 19 independent agencies including the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities, the Corporations for Public Broadcasting and National and Community Service, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.  From the Office of Management and Budget

 

American Health Care Act

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Health Insurance,Laws/Regulations,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/costestimate/americanhealthcareact_0.pdf

Estimates that the Republican alternative to the Affordable Care Act will reduce federal deficits by $337 billion over the 2017-2026 period and increase the number of uninsured people by 14 million by 2018.  By 2026 the number of uninsured is expected to rise to 24 million.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

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