Addressing the Deficit:

Updating the Budgetary Implications of Selected GAO Work

OCG-96-5: Published: Jun 28, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 1996.

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GAO provided updated information on spending reduction and revenue gain options that stemmed from key findings in GAO work, focusing on the: (1) analytical framework for considering individual options; and (2) estimates of budgetary savings or revenue gains of each option, where available.

GAO found that: (1) the reported spending and revenue options could be used to reduce the deficit or to free up funds for other programs; (2) although the reported options were derived from its existing body of work, they are similar to other deficit reduction proposals; and (3) the analytical framework for considering deficit reduction options focused on reassessing objectives, redefining beneficiaries, and improving efficiency.

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    U.S. Territories:

    Public Debt Outlook
    GAO-18-160: Published: Oct 2, 2017. Publicly Released: Oct 2, 2017.

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Dec 8, 2016

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    State and Local Governments' Fiscal Outlook:

    2016 Update
    GAO-17-213SP: Published: Dec 8, 2016. Publicly Released: Dec 8, 2016.

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