Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Virginia’s Regions

Categories: Education,Health Insurance,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Virginia Issues

http://www.coopercenter.org/sites/default/files/publications/AllRegionalProfiles_June2014_FINAL.pdf

Regional demographic and socio-economic profiles of eight regions of Virginia.  From the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia

 

Presidential Memorandum: Creating a Federal Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Animals/Wildlife,Environment,Presidency

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/06/20/presidential-memorandum-creating-federal-strategy-promote-health-honey-b

Sets up a Pollinator Health Task Force to develop a research action plan to focus federal efforts on understanding, preventing, and recovering from pollinator losses and improve pollinator habitats.  From the White House

 

One in 10 Deaths Among Working-Age Adults Due to Excessive Drinking

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Births/Deaths,Headlines,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2014/p0626-excessive-drinking.html

Press release which attributes excessive drinking as the cause of approximately 88,000 deaths per year from 2006 to 2010 and shortened the lives of those who died by about 30 years.  Includes links to detailed statistical tables.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

McCullen v. Coakley, Attorney General of Massachusetts

Categories: Abortion/Contraception,Civil/Human Rights,Headlines,Supreme Court/courts

http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/pdf/12-1168.pdf

Unanimous Supreme Court decision that a Massachusetts law, which set up a buffer zone between protestors and the entrance to abortion clinics, is an unconstitutional restriction on protestors’ rights. From the Cornell University Law School Legal Information Institute

 

 

United Nations: Key Compensation Elements Should be Reviewed to Address Costs and Sustainability

Categories: Govt Finance,Govt Personnel,United Nations

http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/664437.pdf

Examines similarities between UN and U.S. government salaries and benefits and examines UN efforts to address concerns about the sustainability of total compensation costs.  From the Government Accountability Office