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Prevention and Control of Seasonal Influenza with Vaccines: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP): United States, 2014-15 Influenza Season

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

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6332a3.htm

Includes groups recommended for vaccination, timing of vaccination, and vaccine composition for the 2014-15 season.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

A Year of Action: Progress Report on Raising the Minimum Wage

Categories: Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Presidency

http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/minimum_wage_report2.pdf

Details progress made in trying to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, despite opposition in Congress, through actions of localities, state officials, businesses, and the president.  From the Executive Office of the President

 

Executive Order 24: Establishing an Inter-Agency Task Force on Worker Misclassification and Payroll Fraud

Categories: Govt Finance,Labor/Employment,Taxes,Virginia Issues

https://governor.virginia.gov/policy/executive-orders/eo-24-establishing-an-inter-agency-task-force/

Strikes back at the misclassification of employees as independent contractors and the loss of tax revenues by creating a task force to create a plan that reduces worker misclassification and payroll fraud.  From the Office of the Governor

 

Executive Order 23: Establishing the New Virginia Economy Workforce Initiative

Categories: Business/Economics,Education-Higher,Labor/Employment,Veterans,Virginia Issues

https://governor.virginia.gov/media/3033/eo-23-establishing-the-new-virginia-economy-workforce-initiative.pdf

Initiative seeks to reinvigorate the Virginia economy by increasing postsecondary and workforce credentials, securing employment for veterans, aligning education with the needs of businesses, and diversifying the economy.  From the Office of the Governor

 

Governor McAuliffe’s Address to the Joint Money Committees of the General Assembly

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Finance,Headlines,Virginia Issues

https://governor.virginia.gov/news/newsarticle?articleId=5800

Announces a revenue shortfall for Virginia of nearly $2.4 billion for the 2014-16 fiscal year due to federal budget cuts and a sluggish economy which caused revenues to fall behind projections.  From the Office of the Governor

 

Alternative Currencies

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Crime/Justice,Great Britain,Laws/Regulations,Science/Technology,Taxes

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/POST-PN-475.pdf

Outlines the different types and aims of these currencies, describes how alternative currencies are being used, and includes regulatory and policy challenges regarding consumer protection, financial crime and taxation and benefits.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

National Climate Assessment: Southeast and the Caribbean Region Report

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Virginia Issues,Weather/Disasters

http://nca2014.globalchange.gov/report/regions/southeast

Assesses the effects of current and future climate change on the southeastern region of the U.S. and on the Caribbean Islands.  From the Climate.gov site of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 

The Prevalence of Apprenticeships in Germany and the United States

Categories: Careers,Education,Germany,Labor/Employment

http://www.richmondfed.org/publications/research/economic_brief/2014/pdf/eb_14-08.pdf

Compares Germany’s use of employer-financed apprenticeships with U.S. focus on comprehensive general education as alternative approaches toward career training.  From the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

 

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