Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

The Internal Revenue Service’s Processing of 501C3 and 501C4 Applications for Tax-Exempt Status Submitted by “Political Advocacy” Organizations From 2010-2013

Categories: Govt Personnel,Govt Processes/Organization,Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines,Taxes

Results of the investigation into alleged mismanagement by the Internal Revenue Service in weighing claims for tax-exempt status by political advocacy organizations claiming to be social welfare organizations.  From the Senate Finance Committee


Infant Mortality Statistics from the 2013 Period Linked Birth/Infant Death Data Set

Categories: Births/Deaths,Statistics

The U.S. infant mortality rate was 5.96 infant deaths per 1,000 live births in 2013, slightly down from the rate in 2012.  Offers data by maternal and infant characteristics, by state, and by leading causes of infant death.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


VRS Oversight Report

Categories: Govt Finance,Retirement/Social Security,Virginia Issues

The annual condition report on the Virginia Retirement System including number of participants, financial assets, and the recent investment performance.  From the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission


How Creativity Works in the Brain

Categories: Arts/Humanities

Summarizes themes and trends emerging from psychological and neurobiological studies of creativity.  Identifies artistic creativity as a process worthy of more rigorous study.  From the National Endowment for the Arts