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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Presidential Memorandum—Student Aid Bill of Rights

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Education-Higher,Headlines,Presidency

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/03/10/presidential-memorandum-student-aid-bill-rights

Presidential document that provides support for students with education debt through creation of  state-of-the-art complaint and feedback system, additional protections for student loan borrowers, higher standards for loan servicers, and fairer treatment of struggling borrowers.  From the White House

 

State of Global Parnerships Report 2015

Categories: Foreign Affairs

http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/239008.pdf

Second annual report which highlights the innovative and reproducible public-private partnerships from the State Department and its embassies.  From the State Department

 

Federal Contracts and the Contracted Workforce

Categories: Govt Finance,Govt Personnel

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/49931-FederalContracts.pdf

Tries to determine the size and cost of the federal government’s contracted workforce.  Covers the amount spent, the trends in spending, and the types of services acquired.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Judicial Business of the United States Courts: 2014

Categories: Crime/Justice,Statistics,Supreme Court/courts

http://www.uscourts.gov/Statistics/JudicialBusiness/2014.aspx

Presents data and statistics on the work of the federal judiciary for the fiscal year ending September 2014.  Covers appellate, district, and bankruptcy courts, the probation and pretrial services system, and other components of the federal judiciary.  From the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts

 

FCC Open Internet Order

Categories: Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Telecommunications/Internet

http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2015/db0312/DOC-332486A1.pdf

Three page agency press release which summarizes the content of the final rules which regulate the Internet like a public utility.   From the Federal Communications Commission

 

In the Matter of Protecting and Promoting the Open Internet

Categories: Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Telecommunications/Internet

http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2015/db0312/FCC-15-24A1.pdf

The 400 page text of the controversial regulations relating to broadband Internet service providers, plus supporting and dissenting statements from FCC commissioners and the legal authority behind the rules.  From the Federal Communications Commission

 

Virginia Compared to the Other States: 2015 Edition

Categories: Business/Economics,Education,Govt Finance,Health/Medical,Taxes,Transportation,Virginia Issues

http://jlarc.virginia.gov/reports/Rpt470.pdf

Annual guide showing how Virginia compares to other states in areas such as education, health, taxes and spending, transportation and more.  New tables in 2015 are Per Capita Gross State Product and Per Capita Public Safety Expenditures.  From the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission

 

Human Rights and Democracy: The 2014 Foreign and Commonwealth Office Report

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Great Britain

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/410646/HRR_2014_Final_Digital.pdf

The annual human rights report of the British government.  Cites 27 countries as countries of concern for human rights violations.  From the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.  House of Commons Command Paper Cm 9027

 

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