Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

The State of the Minimum Wage

Categories: Income/Poverty,Statistics

Discusses the president’s proposal to raise the minimum wage to $9 per hour by 2015 and what that would mean for individual states.  Includes table with current minimum wage for each state.  From the Council of State Governments


CDC Grand Rounds: The Growing Threat of Multi-Drug Resistant Gonorrhea

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Health/Medical,Statistics

Describes the rise of drug-resistant strains of gonorrhea and what health agencies can do to combat the threat. From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Future U.S. Workforce for Geospatial Intelligence

Categories: Careers,Govt Personnel,Labor/Employment,Maps/Geography,Spying/Intelligence

Assesses the supply of expertise in 10 geospatial intelligence fields and identifies gaps in expertise relative to National Geospatial Intelligence Agency needs.  From the National Research Council


Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Scientific Research

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Headlines,Science/Technology

Lays out new federal government policy for public access to research findings resulting from public funding.  Requires free public access within a year of publication in scientific or technical journals.  Also calls for public availability of scientific data resulting from publicly funded, unclassified research.  From the Office of Science and Technology Policy of the Executive Office of the President


Canonical Rules on the Resignation of a Pontiff, and the Election of a New Pontiff (Part II of II)

Categories: Religion/Ethics

Focuses on the rules concerning papal succession.  From the Law Library of Congress