State and Local Governments

Child Nutrition Programs: Spending and Policy Options Since 1990, real spending for child nutrition programs more than doubled—to $20 billion in 2014. CBO expects that increases in food prices and demographic changes will cause spending to rise further in the future.
State and Local Governments
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families: Spending and Policy Options This report examines spending on TANF, how TANF compares to other low-income support programs, and the effects of TANF on employment. CBO also analyzes policy options that would change the program’s funding and requirements for states.
State and Local Governments
The Renewable Fuel Standard: Issues for 2014 and Beyond Using the rising amounts of renewable transportation fuels required by the Renewable Fuel Standard will be difficult. CBO looks at how those requirements and alternatives would affect fuel and food prices and greenhouse gas emissions.
State and Local Governments
The Highway Trust Fund and the Treatment of Surface Transportation Programs in the Federal Budget How can lawmakers address the imbalance between revenues and spending in the Highway Trust Fund? How does the unique budgetary classification of surface transportation programs limit the effectiveness of standard spending controls?
State and Local Governments
Testimony on the Status of the Highway Trust Fund and Options for Financing Highway Spending With its current revenue sources, the Highway Trust Fund cannot support spending at the current rate. The fund’s projected shortfalls have generated increased interest in borrowing by state and local governments to finance highway projects.
State and Local Governments
Unemployment Insurance in the Wake of the Recent Recession Between 2007 and 2010, unemployment benefits expanded nearly five-fold owing to high unemployment due to the weak economy, and decisions by policymakers to increase the number of weeks for which unemployed workers could receive benefits.
State and Local Governments
Infrastructure Banks and Surface Transportation CBO analyzes an illustrative federal infrastructure bank for transportation—one that is representative of those in many recent proposals.
State and Local Governments
Alternative Approaches to Funding Highways This study examines broad alternatives for federal funding of highways, focusing on fuel taxes and on taxes that could be assessed on the basis of the number of miles that vehicles travel.
State and Local Governments