RISK SUMMARY: POLAND
- Fiscal Reform Postponed Again. // Emerging Europe Monitor: Central Europe;Jan2004, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p4
The announcement by the Polish government of plans to reduce public spending by over the next four years has been criticised by economists and the central bank alike for delaying the bulk of fiscal reform to beyond 2004. For the purposes of the 2004 Budget, the government is taking a chance that...
- Interesting Times at PUERTO RICO'S CAPITOL. McClintock, Kenneth D. // State News (Council of State Governments);Jun/Jul2007, Vol. 50 Issue 6, p33
The article offers information on the composition and recent record of the Legislative Assembly of Puerto Rico. It is noted that the country's legislature has lately been addressing such issues as combating escalating budget deficits and taking bold steps to improve public health. Some measures...
- Budgetary Tensions Persist. // Emerging Europe Monitor: Russia & CIS;Dec2005, Vol. 9 Issue 12, p6
The article presents statistical information affecting the budget of Ukraine for 2006. The approach of parliamentary elections is creating intense pressure for spending hikes. The government has set the budget deficit as compared with gross domestic product. The concerns of former Prime Minister...
- Bills to regulate donations & pork barrels. Rodriguez, Meriemil // Caribbean Business;5/11/1995, Vol. 23 Issue 19, p13
Reports on the progress of bills to regulate donations and pork barrels in the Puerto Rico House and Senate. Senate's approval of two bills with amendments covering the funds; Attempts to regulate the funds; Uses of the funds.
- Legislature opens Jan. 11 with budget issues heavy and present. Sterling, Ed // Graham Leader;1/19/2011, Vol. 135 Issue 45, p4B
The article reports on the opening of the 82nd regular session of the Texas legislature on January 11, 2011 with rousing and high spirit speeches reflecting the budget deficits and highlights the remarks of state comptroller Susan Combs on biennial state revenue for general-purpose spending.
- Session to be 'all about money.'. Cooley, Megan // Journal of Business (10756124);12/19/2002, Vol. 17 Issue 26, pA1
Reports on the finance-related agenda of the Washington state legislature on its sessions in January 2003. Question of how to deal with a 2003-2005 biennial deficit; Priorities lined up by business leaders, higher-education representatives and local government officials.
- Deficit Reduction Redone. Schnepper, Jeff A.; Santili, Charles J. // USA Today Magazine;May91, Vol. 119 Issue 2552, p13
Comments on tax changes in U.S. under the Gramm-Rudman Act. Impact of the law on federal spending and budget deficit; Keys to effective tax planning; Provisions of the Act; Likelihood of deficit reduction under the Act.
- Mississippi Legislature Begins Session As State Looks to Tackle $600M Deficit. Sigo, Shelly // Bond Buyer;1/7/2004, Vol. 347 Issue 31795, p5
Reports on the commencement of a four-month session by the Mississippi Legislature. Discussion of the budget deficits; Decline of the stabilization reserve; Assessment of the tax revenue estimates.
- We Were the First to Tell You So. Theroux, David J. // Independent;2004, Vol. 14 Issue 2, p2
Since 2001, despite low inflation, federal spending has increased by a massive 28.8%ï¿½ with non-defense discretionary growth of 35.7%ï¿½ producing the largest deficits in U.S. history and the highest rate of government growth since the Vietnam War-era presidencies of Richard M. Nixon and...