Social Welfare Policy/ Professor Mignon Duffy

Budgets and Spending

  • Budget of U.S. Government
  • Federal Aid to States, 1998-2010 - This report presents Federal Government aid to state and local governments by state and U.S. Outlying Area.
  • General Accounting Office - The GAO performs audits and evaluations of government programs and activities.  While some GAO reviews are required by law, the majority are undertaken through the request of a Congressional committee. GAO Reports & Testimony.
  • Green Book (1996 to date)- The House Ways and Means Committee Green Book provides program descriptions and historical data on a wide variety of social and economic topics, including Social Security, employment, earnings, welfare, child support, health insurance, the elderly, families with children, poverty and taxation.
  • Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance - The Catalog is a compendium of Federal programs, projects, services, and activities which provide assistance or benefits to the American public.
  • Congressional Budget Office - Calculates the cost of every bill.
  • Consolidated Federal Funds Reports for State and County Areas - Presents data on Federal Government expenditures or obligations. Statistics cover grants to State and local governments, salaries and wages, procurement contracts, direct payments for individuals, and some other major programs.
  • Census of Governments -The U.S. Census Bureau conducts a Census of Governments of all state and local government organization units every 5 years, for years ending in 2 and 7, as required by law under Title 13, U.S. Code, Section 161. The collection of these data will
    • Identify the scope and nature of the nation's state and local governments.
    • Classify local government organizations, powers, and activities.
    • Provide authoritative benchmark data on public finance and public employment.
    • Measure state and local governments' fiscal relationships.

  • Governor's Current Budget for Massachusetts - Provides links to not only the budget but the process from the Govenor's first proposal, the House's version, the Senate's version, the compromise version agreed upon by the House & Senate, vetoes, overrides and the final version of the budget.