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Medicare’s Payment to Physicians: The Budgetary Effects of Alternative Policies …

Categories: Govt Finance,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/49770-SGR-Menu.pdf

Chart which shows the cost in billions of  dollars over the period 2015 to 2024 of different policy implementations for Medicare payments to physicians.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Crime in England and Wales, Year Ending June 2014

Categories: Crime/Justice,Great Britain,Statistics

http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/dcp171778_380538.pdf

Reports on the incidence and types of crimes in England and Wales over the past year.  From the Office for National Statistics

 

The Distribution of Household Income and Federal Taxes, 2011

Categories: Income/Poverty,Statistics,Taxes

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/49440-Distribution-of-Income-and-Taxes.pdf

Finds the average federal tax rate for all households in 2011 was 17.6%.    Also examines the effect of taxes on households with differing amounts of income and trends.   From the Congressional Budget Office

 

The State of Recycling in Hampton Roads

Categories: Business/Economics,Environment,Virginia Issues,Waste Management

http://askhrgreen.org/wp-content/uploads/media-toolkit/publications/askHRgreen-CurbsideRecycling.pdf

Provides an overview of recycling in the Hampton Roads region—from the municipalities that provide the curbside service to the businesses that collect, sort, and re-sell the materials.  Also provides information on the jobs created and the economic impact.  From AskHRgreen,org and the Hampton Roads Planning District Commision

 

Free Trade Agreements: Office of the U.S. Trade Representative Should Continue to Improve Its Monitoring of Environmental Commitments

Categories: Environment,Foreign Trade/Investment,Treaties

http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/666782.pdf

Examines the extent to which 20 countries involved with the U.S. in Free Trade Agreements are living up to provisions relating to protection of the environment and how well U.S. agencies are enforcing those provisions. From the Government Accountability Office

 

Free Trade Agreements: U.S. Partners are Addressing Labor Commitments, but More Monitoring and Enforcement are Needed

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Foreign Trade/Investment,Labor/Employment,Treaties

http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/666787.pdf

Examines the extent to which 20 countries involved with 14 Free Trade Agreements with the U.S. are living up to provisions relating to fundamental labor rights and how well U.S. agencies are enforcing those provisions. From the Government Accountability Office

 

FEMA’s Disaster Declaration Policy: A Primer

Categories: Govt Finance,Govt Processes/Organization,Weather/Disasters

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/R43784.pdf

Over the last quarter century, federal assistance provided via disaster declarations has exceeded $150 billion, yet the process by which such declarations come into being is not well understood.  This report discusses the evolution of the process, how it is administered, and recent changes to the process. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

 

Landsat: Overview and Issues for Congress

Categories: Govt Finance,Maps/Geography,Science/Technology

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R40594.pdf

Landsat 8, launched in 2013 by NASA, is the latest in a string of earth-observing satellites going back to 1972.  This report focuses on whether there should be a Landsat 9, whether the effort should be privatized, the value of continuous earth monitoring, and the cost of such a project.

From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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