Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Medicaid Financing and Expenditures

Categories: Federal State Relations,Govt Finance,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42640.pdf

Provides an overview of Medicaid’s financing structure, discusses economic factors affecting Medicaid , reviews variations in state spending, and examines proposals to turn the program into a block grant.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Comparing Compensation for Federal and Private-Sector Workers: An Overview

Categories: Govt Personnel,Income/Poverty

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42636.pdf

Discusses the various approaches to comparing federal and private sector pay and the results of five recent studies by various organizations.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Budgetary Treatment of Federal Credit (Direct Loans and Loan Guarantees): Concepts, History, and Issues for the 112th Congress

Categories: Govt Finance,Govt Processes/Organization,Laws/Regulations

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42632.pdf

Federal credit is used to allocate financial capital to areas such as home ownership, higher education, agriculture, and energy.  This report explains the budgetary treatment of federal credit, examines proposed reforms, and describes relevant bills in the 112th Congress.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Organization of American States: Background and Issues for Congress

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Cuba,Democracy/Peace,Drug Trafficking,Latin America

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R42639.pdf

Describes the history and purpose of the OAS, current priorities, and issues for Congress.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

China Naval Modernization: Implications for U.S. Navy Capabilities, Background and Issues for Congress

Categories: China,Defense/Military

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/RL33153.pdf

Describes selected elements of China’s naval modernization effort and resulting issues for Congress, including the future size of the U.S. Navy and U.S. capability to counter Chinese forces.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Brief of Amici Curiae in Author’s Guild v. Google

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Copyright/Patents,Libraries/Museums,Science/Technology

http://www.librarycopyrightalliance.org/bm~doc/lca-eff_googleamicus01aug12.pdf

Friend of the Court brief filed by the Library Copyright Alliance to support Google’s defense against charges of copyright violation in the creation of Google Book Search.   From the American Library Association

 

Special Report: Growth in Regional Travel Outpaces Population and Roadway Capacity

Categories: Statistics,Transportation,Virginia Issues

http://www.hrtpo.org/documents/SpecialReport/SR6_STSPR_RoadwayCapacity_Aug2012.pdf?utm_source=SpecialReport+%236%3A+Growth+In+Regional+Travel+Outpaces+Population+and+Roadway+Capa&utm_campaign=report&utm_medium=email

Information sheet with statistics on travel growth, registered vehicles, and roadway capacity in Hampton Roads over the past decade with some comparisons to the state and nation.  From the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization

 

Recent Trends in the Characteristics of Unemployment Insurance Recipients

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2012/07/art3full.pdf

Provides an overview of trends in the unemployment rate from 1988 and then examines changes in the composition of the UI population by socioeconomic characteristics.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

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