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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Dynamics of Economic Well-Being: Poverty 2009-2012

Categories: Income/Poverty,Population/Census,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/poverty/publications/dynamics09_12/index.html

A set of 8 tables which traces  a sample of U.S. residents and examines how many of them were poor during at least some portion of the sample time period.  Also looks at length of poverty duration, entrance to and exit from poverty and how many stayed poor throughout the period.  From the Census Bureau

 

State Minimum Wages, 2014 Minimum Wage by State

Categories: Income/Poverty,Laws/Regulations,Statistics

http://www.ncsl.org/research/labor-and-employment/state-minimum-wage-chart.aspx

Shows current 2014 minimum wages by state plus future scheduled increases.  From the National Conference of State Legislatures.

 

Various Tax Benefits Increase in 2015 Due to Inflation Adjustments

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Govt Finance,Taxes

http://www.irs.gov/uac/Newsroom/In-2015,-Various-Tax-Benefits-Increase-Due-to-Inflation-Adjustments

Agency press release announcing figures for 2015 tax year for tax brackets, standard deductions, exemptions and more.  From the Internal Revenue Service

 

Drug Enforcement in the United States: History, Policy ,and Trends

Categories: Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,Laws/Regulations

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43749.pdf

Outlines historic changes in U.S. drug enforcement to provide au understanding of why certain laws and policies were implemented and how these changes shaped current drug enforcement policy.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Sexual Violence at Institutions of Higher Education

Categories: Crime/Justice,Education-Higher,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Sex Issues,Women

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43764.pdf

Discusses the extent of the problem, the two federal laws that have been passed in response to the problem, and recent actions taken by Congress and the Obama administration.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Intelligence Budget Data

Categories: Govt Finance,Spying/Intelligence

http://fas.org/irp/budget/index.html

Record of recent spending on civilian and military intelligence by the U.S. government.  From the Federation of American Scientists Intelligence Resource Program

 

DNI Releases Budget Figure for 2013 National Intelligence Program

Categories: Govt Finance,Spying/Intelligence

http://www.dni.gov/index.php/newsroom/press-releases/191-press-releases-2013/957-dni-releases-budget-figure-for-2013-national-intelligence-program

Discloses the aggregate amount, $52.7 billion, appropriated for the National Intelligence Program by Congress for FY2013.  The figure was reduced to $49 billion by the mandatory sequester.  From the Office of the Director of National Intelligence

 

Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request: The American Community Survey Content Review Results

Categories: Population/Census

https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2014/10/31/2014-25912/proposed-information-collection-comment-request-the-american-community-survey-content-review-results?eml=gd&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

Request for comment about seven questions, included in the past on the American Community Survey, but targeted for removal from future questionnaires,  From the Census Bureau

 

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