Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Virginia House of Delegates Bill No. 1897

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Education-Higher,Laws/Regulations,Virginia Issues

Sets restrictions on student athletic fees at Virginia institutions of higher education and creates an Intercollegiate Athletics Review Commission to oversee recommendations of the Board of Visitors at Virginia public colleges and universities about adding or changing the level of competition of existing athletic programs.  Passed by the House 1/23/15.  From the Legislative Information System of the Virginia General Assembly.


United States of America v. Robert F. McDonnell

Categories: Crime/Justice,Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines,Virginia Issues

Order of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals that former Virginia governor Robert McDonnell may remain free while pursuing his appeal of his conviction on corruption charges.  McDonnell had been scheduled to report for prison on February 9, 2015.  Posted by Justia


Public Libraries in the United States Survey Fiscal Year 2012

Categories: Libraries/Museums,Statistics

Provides data on investment in and use of public libraries.  Also includes public library indicators and state statistical profiles.  From the Institute of Museum  and Library Services


Domestic Violence/Domestic Abuse Definitions and Relationships

Categories: Crime/Justice,Laws/Regulations,Marriage/Family,Sex Issues

A state-by-state survey of provisions regarding domestic violence, the definitions of conduct amounting to domestic violence or abuse, and the relationships covered by the legal provisions.  Also provides links to the relevant state statutes.  From the National Conference of State Legislatures


The Budget and Economic Outlook: 2015 to 2025

Predicts the federal budget deficit will hold steady relative to the size of the economy through 2018 but then begin to expand.  Also sees the economy expanding at a solid pace for 2015 and the next few years.  From the Congressional Budget Office


The Creative Wealth of Nations: How the Performing Arts Can Advance Development and Human Progress

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Business/Economics,Foreign Assistance,Foreign Trade/Investment,Recreation/Travel

Examines the role that performing arts play in the wealth of nations and offers policy options to promote the performing arts as a promising component of economic and social development.  From the World Bank


Opioid Prescription Claims Among Women of Reproductive Age, United States, 2008-2012

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

Discusses the dangers of opioid prescription use during pregnancy, especially the implications for early stages of fetal development.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Diabetes Self-Management Education and Training Among Privately Insured Persons with Newly Diagnosed Diabetes, United States, 2011-2012

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

Offers discussion and some data about the best approaches and treatments for self-management and training programs (DSMT) for controlling diabetes.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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