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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Revenues and Expenditures for Public Elementary and Secondary Education: School Year 2010-11 (Fiscal Year 2011): First Look

Categories: Education,Govt Finance,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2013/2013342.pdf

Presents state-level data on revenues  by source and expenditures by function for public elementary and secondary education for school year 2010-11.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

The Struggle for Yemen and the Challenge of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula

Categories: Arab,Middle East Conflict,Terrorism

http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pubs/download.cfm?q=1157

Examines how Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has diverged from Al Qaeda and how it used Yemen’s Arab Spring  uprising to paralyze the country’s government and divide the military into hostile factions.  From the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College

 

Oman: Reform, Security, and U.S. Policy

Categories: Arab,Asia,Iran,Middle East Conflict,Terrorism

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/mideast/RS21534.pdf

Discusses the gradual change toward reform in Oman as an aspect of the Arab Spring, the leading role played by the Sultan of Oman, and the nature of U.S.-Oman relations, especially in their differing views of Iran.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Broadband Loan and Grant Programs in the USDA’s Rural Utilities Service

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Laws/Regulations,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RL33816.pdf

Continues the current status of efforts to extend a program which offered loans and loan guarantees for programs that brought broadband Internet to rural areas.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

ESEA Reauthorization Proposals in the 113th Congress: Comparison of Major Features

Categories: Education,Laws/Regulations

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43146.pdf

Compares the differing House and Senate versions of legislation that would reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Reserve Component Personnel Issues: Questions and Answers

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Personnel

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/RL30802.pdf

Covers personnel issues related to the seven individual reserve components of the armed forces, including organization, utilization, and compensation.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

The Defense Production Act of 1950: History, Authorities, and Reauthorization

Categories: Defense/Military,Homeland Security,Laws/Regulations,Manufacturing

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R43118.pdf

Discusses the history and major authorities of the law that empowers the president to influence domestic industry in the interest of national defense.  Also discusses issues for Congress to consider as it takes up reauthorization of the law.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Process for Automatic Restoration of Voting and Civil Rights for Non-Violent Felons

Categories: Crime/Justice,Elections/Campaigns,Headlines,Virginia Issues

http://www.governor.virginia.gov/News/viewRelease.cfm?id=1895

Press release on the procedures to be followed for automatic restoration of voting rights for those who have served their sentences, paid all court-ordered costs, and have no pending felony charges.  From the Governor’s Office

 

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