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Earl Gregg Swem Library

New Orleans’ Parishes Top Nation in Population Growth Rate

Categories: Population/Census,Statistics

Two hard hit areas of New Orleans, the parishes of Orleans and St. Bernard, were the fastest growing U.S. counties during the period July 2006 through June 2007. Other fast growing counties were in Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, Texas, Arizona and Illinois. 70 of the 100 fastest growing counties were in the South. From the Census Bureau.

An Analysis of the President’s Budgetary Proposals for Fiscal Year 2009

Categories: Govt Finance,Presidency,Statistics

Estimates that the government would record a deficit of $396 billion or 2.8% of GDP in 2008 if the budget proposals of the president were adopted by Congress. The deficit in 2007 totaled $162 billion or 1.2% of GDP. Also analyzes how the proposed budget would affect federal revenues, mandatory spending, and discretionary spending. From the Congressional Budget Office.