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Earl Gregg Swem Library

The Corporate Income Tax System: Overview and Options for Reform

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Finance,Taxes

Reviews the current U.S. corporate tax system, discusses economic issues related to the corporate tax reform debate, and presents corporate tax reform policy options.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Post-Employment, “Revolving Door,” Laws for Federal Personnel

Categories: Govt Personnel,Govt Procurement,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations

Reviews the restrictions on private-sector employment for government workers formerly employed in the legislative or executive branches with special attention to those who handled procurement functions.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Whistleblower Protections Under Federal Law: An Overview

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Labor/Employment

This report provides an overview of key aspects of the 18 selected federal statutes applicable to individuals in certain private-sector industries.  It also focuses on the protections provided to employees who believe they have been subject to retaliation.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


The Nation’s Report Card: Writing 2011

Categories: Education,Statistics,Tests/Assessments

Reports that 24% of 8th and 12th grade students performed at the proficient level  on the writing tests administered in 2011 as part of the National Assessment of Educational Progress.  Also reports results by by race/ethnicity, gender, and location of students’ schools.   From the National Center for Education Statistics


OMB Report Pursuant to the Sequestration Transparency Act of 2012 (P.L.112-155)

Categories: Congress,Govt Finance,Laws/Regulations

Reports on the potential budget consequences of the failure of Congress to enact a plan to reduce the deficit by $1.2 trillion as required by the Budget Control Act of 2011.  From the Office of Management and Budget


Substance Use Disorders in the U.S. Armed Forces

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Defense/Military,Health/Medical

Examines current trends in substance use disorders among active-duty military and what can be done to alleviate the problem.  From the Institute of Medicine


Spent Nuclear Fuel: Accumulating Quantities at Commercial Reactors Present Storage and Other Challenges

Categories: Energy,Nuclear Energy,Virginia Issues

The U.S. has no permanent storage for the 70,000 metric tons of spent nuclear fuel, one of the most hazardous substances created by humans, current stored at reactor sites like the Surry Plant across the James River.  This study focuses on the amount of fuel expected to accumulate before it can be moved to a permanent storage site, the key risks involved in temporary onsite storage, and how to mitigate those risks.  From the Government Accountability Office


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