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Earl Gregg Swem Library

The Supplemental Poverty Measure: 2014

Categories: Income/Poverty,Statistics

Describes research showing a different way of measuring poverty by including the effect of government programs designed to assist low-income families. From the Census Bureau


Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2014

Categories: Headlines,Health Insurance,Population/Census,Statistics

Reports that the percentage of people without health insurance coverage for the entire year of 2014 was 10.4%, down from 13.3% in 2013. Also shows health insurance coverage by types of coverage, by race and Hispanic origin, and by states. From the Census Bureau


Income and Poverty in the United States: 2014

Categories: Headlines,Income/Poverty,Population/Census,Statistics

Reports that real median household income in 2014 and the official poverty rate were not statistically different from the 2013 medians. The official poverty rate was 14.8% or 46.7 million people in poverty. From the Census Bureau


Letter of Carlos Hopkins, Counsel to the Governor to Virginia Legislative Leaders on the Appointment of Jane Roush to the Supreme Court of Virginia.

Categories: Supreme Court/courts,Virginia Issues

Presents the views of the Governor on when the state constitution says the legislature is in session and when not. Legislative leaders contend the General Assembly is still in session, because the House of Delegates did not formally adjourn.   From the Office of the Governor


Presidential Determination: Major Drug Transit or Major Illicit Drug Producing Countries for Fiscal Year 2016

Categories: Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,Laws/Regulations,Treaties,United Nations

22 countries made the list for 2016 including many of the usual suspects such as Colombia, Mexico, and Afghanistan. Countries are placed on the list even if a government has carried out the strongest narcotics control measures due to the presence of large numbers of drugs originating or transiting through the country. From the White House


Individual Accountability for Corporate Wrongdoing: Memorandum for All United States Attorneys

Categories: Business/Economics,Crime/Justice,Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines,Laws/Regulations

Announces new policies that place a priority on prosecution of individual employees with major responsibility for wrongdoing in connection with the 2008-2009 housing crisis, financial meltdown, and related corporate scandals. The Justice Department has been criticized for a strategy of fining offending corporations but not prosecuting their leaders. From the U.S. Department of Justice, posted by the Stanford University Digital Repository.