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Indian Gaming: Regulation and Oversight by the Federal Government, States, and Tribes

Categories: Laws/Regulations,Native Americans

http://www.gao.gov/assets/680/670603.pdf

Reviews how the federal, state, and tribal governments regulate Indian gaming, according to the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, and the role of the National Indian Gaming Commission.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Presidential Memorandum: Creating a Preference for Meat and Poultry Produced According to Responsible Antibiotic-Use Policies

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Govt Personnel,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/06/02/presidential-memorandum-creating-preference-meat-and-poultry-produced-ac

Presidential directive  to managers of federal agency cafeterias to provide menu options for meat and poultry products prepared according to responsible antibiotic-use policies.  From the White House

 

Veterinary Feed Directive

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Animals/Wildlife,Headlines,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations

https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2015/06/03/2015-13393/veterinary-feed-directive

Controversial final rule which brings use of antibiotics in animals under veterinary supervision.  The rule is a response to the rise of disease-resistant microbes due to overuse of antibiotics.  From the Food and Drug Administration

 

HIV Testing in the Past Year Among the U.S. Household Population Aged 15-44: 2011-2013

Categories: Health/Medical,Sex Issues,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db202.pdf

Shows estimates and trends for HIV testing in the U.S. in the past year.  Patterns of testing are shown by age, race, Hispanic origin, education, and selected sexual behaviors.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Public Education Finances: 2013

Categories: Education,Govt Finance,Statistics

http://www2.census.gov/govs/school/13f33pub.pdf

Information on revenues and expenditures of public elementary and secondary schools by national and state level with additional details about the 100 largest U.S. school systems by enrollment.  From the Census Bureau

 

Per Pupil Spending Varies Heavily Across the United States

Categories: Education,Govt Finance,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2015/cb15-98.html

Press release on interesting details of school spending showing highest and lowest spending states with links to more detailed report and tables.  From the Census Bureau

 

New Medicare Data Available to Increase Transparency on Hospital and Physician Utilization

Categories: Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://www.cms.gov/Newsroom/MediaReleaseDatabase/Press-releases/2015-Press-releases-items/2015-06-01.html

Agency press release announcing availability of latest annual release of Medicare hospital utilization and payment data and physician and other supplier utilization and payment data.   Covers bills for services for the 100 most common hospital Medicare inpatient stays and 30 selected outpatient procedures and services/charges from physicians and other Part B providers.  From the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

 

Assessing the Quality of Employee Benefit Plan Audits

Categories: Labor/Employment,Retirement/Social Security

http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/pdf/2014AuditReport.pdf

How good are the public audits of employee benefit plans?  This federal study found that 39% of the audits had major deficiencies putting 22 million plan participants and their beneficiaries at risk.  From the Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration

 

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