Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

A Review of CBO’s Activities in 2014 Under the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act

Categories: Federal State Relations,Govt Finance,Laws/Regulations,Statistics

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/50051-UMRA.pdf

Discusses the agency’s review during 2014 of bills, laws, and regulations of the federal government that would impose requirements on state, local or tribal governments.  Tables cover mandates enacted in the period 2010-2014.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Acceptance of New Patients with Public and Private Insurance by Office-based Physicians: United States 2013

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db195.pdf

This report summarizes physician acceptance of new patients with Medicare, Medicaid, and private health insurance.  Also summarizes by how these acceptance rates vary by select physician characteristics and by state. From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Vocabulary Results from the 2013 NAEP Reading Assessment

Categories: Education,Literacy/Reading,Statistics,Tests/Assessments

http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/subject/publications/studies/pdf/2015016.pdf

Presents results on the vocabulary component  of the 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress reading assessment.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

New American Housing Survey Statistics Reveal Snapshot of U.S. Homes

Categories: Housing/Homelessness,Population/Census,Statistics,Transportation,Weather/Disasters

http://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2015/cb15-61.html

Agency press release with links to detailed housing statistic tables.  Discusses new questions on survey covering disaster preparedness, community involvement, neighborhood characteristics, and public transportation.  From the Census Bureau

 

Hate Crime Data Collection Guidelines and Training Manual

Categories: Arab,Crime/Justice,Disability,Religion/Ethics,Sex Issues

http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/hate-crime-data-collection-guidelines-and-training-manual.pdf

The updated manual adds material on self-identified religions in the U.S. and an anti-Arab motivation for hate crimes.  From the Federal Bureau of Investigation