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View Resource Federal Reserve Board: Speeches and Testimonies

Some feel that every time US Federal Reserve Board Chairman Allan Greenspan speaks, the US stock market shudders. He gave testimony before the Senate Banking Committee on February 26, 1997 and the Dow Jones industrial average plunged over 55 points that day (after a rebound from a 122 point loss). You can read the chairman's testimony and his recent speeches at the Federal Reserve Board site (the...
View Resource 1998 Budget Surplus

This week's In The News looks at the 1998 budget surplus. The six resources discussed provide information about the budget surplus and suggestions on what to do with it from various quarters. The Fiscal Year 1999 budget proposal unveiled by President Clinton on February 2, 1998 showed a surplus of $9.5 billion, the first time the federal budget has been balanced in 30 years. Clinton plans to use...
View Resource Budget of the United States Government: Fiscal Year 1999

The US Office of Management and Budget has released the Fiscal Year 1999 Federal Budget (Adobe Acrobat [.pdf] and .wk1 and .wk4 format only), which was presented to the Congress on February 2, 1998. The site provides "A Citizen's Guide to the Federal Budget." More detailed information can be found in the "Budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 1999," which contains the "Budget Message...
View Resource Budget of the United States Government: Fiscal Year 2000

Transmitted to Congress on February 1, 1999, the FY 2000 Budget covers the fiscal year beginning October 1, 1999. At the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) site, users can view the full text of the budget and related documents in .pdf format. The latter include A Citizen's Guide to the Federal Budget (also available in HTML), Analytical Perspectives, supplements, historical tables, and a...
View Resource Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance

An affiliate of the Institute of Business and Economic Research at the University of California, Berkeley, the Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance aims to promote, disseminate, and stimulate "informed discussion of tax policies of national significance." The site hosts Burch Center Working Papers in full-text (1995-present) in addition to recent conference paper abstracts,...
View Resource 1999 Financial Report

On June 7, 2000, the Census Bureau released this 50-page document. In 1999, the Census Bureau was mainly involved with the preparation of the Census 2000. However, it published the results from the 1997 Economic Survey and the Survey of Governments.
View Resource Facing Up To The Nation's Finances

A nonpartisan project on the long-term challenges of the federal budget might seem like an impossibility, but a number of organizations have banded together to address this rather important and timely subject. Some of these organizations include the Brookings Institution, the Heritage Foundation, and Viewpoint Learning, and they are all concerned with calling for "meaningful action in confronting...
View Resource National Priorities Project

Nominated for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, The National Priorities Project (NPP) has been working for the past 30 years to analyze the American government's military spending and to promote a national budget that it considers more in alignment with the priorities of everyday citizens. If the progressive politics of the NPP don't turn you off, this site offers a bounty of information on the way the...