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Earl Gregg Swem Library

The Impact of the Federal Estate Tax on State Estate Taxes

Categories: Federal State Relations,Laws/Regulations,Taxes

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42788.pdf

Examines the interaction of federal and state estate taxes under three policy alternatives.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Constitutionality of Retroactive Tax Legislation

Categories: Laws/Regulations,Taxes

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42791.pdf

Considers the unusual circumstances when retroactive tax legislation increases a taxpayer’s tax liability and may violate the Constitution.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Emergency Relief Program: Federal-Aid Highway Assistance for Disaster-Damaged Roads and Bridges

Categories: Govt Finance,Public Works,Transportation,Weather/Disasters

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/R42804.pdf

Discusses the Federal Highway Administration’s Emergency Relief Program, how it is funded, and what it does in the wake of storms like Hurricane Sandy .  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Federal Involvement in Flood Response and Flood Infrastructure Repair: Storm Sandy Recovery

Categories: Weather/Disasters

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/R42803.pdf

Discusses the array of tools available to federal authorities to assist storm-damaged areas in recovery.  Covers  federal flood policy and federal emergency roles and activities.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Maritime Territorial and Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) Disputes Involving China: Issues for Congress

Categories: China,Defense/Military,Foreign Trade/Investment

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R42784.pdf

Covers disputes with China relating to the South China Sea and East China Sea.  Also examines whether China has a right under international law to regulate U.S. and other foreign military activities in its 200 nautical mile Exclusive Economic Zone.   From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Seasonal-to-Decadal Predictions of Arctic Sea Ice: Challenges and Strategies

Categories: Arctic/Antarctic,Climate Change,Environment,Science/Technology

http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=13515&utm_medium=etmail&utm_source=National%20Academies&utm_campaign=11052012WhatsNew&utm_content=Web&utm_term=#toc

Calls for greater cooperation among the scientific, modeling, and user communities to improve understanding of the interactions between warming climate, Arctic sea ice, and the oceans.  From the National Research Council

 

U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis Will Measure Contribution of the Arts to Gross Domestic Product

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Business/Economics

http://arts.gov/news/news12/BEA.html

Press release which announces the creation of the first ever “Arts and Cultural Production Satellite Account” to measure the arts’ contribution to U.S. GDP.   From the National Endowment for the Arts

 

How the United States Funds the Arts

Categories: Arts/Humanities

http://www.nea.gov/pub/how.pdf

Describes the support infrastructure for the arts in the U.S. including earned income, government grants, individual philanthropy and others.  Also shows state support for the arts on a per capita spending basis.  From the National Endowment for the Arts

 

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