Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Poverty and Postsecondary Students in College Towns

Categories: Education-Higher,Income/Poverty,Virginia Issues

Explains why formal techniques may be insufficient for understanding poverty in Virginia college towns and offers an alternative method for measuring the level of need among the non-student population in these localities. From the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia


Aspects of Student Transfer and Post-Transfer Success at Virginia Public Institutions

Categories: Education-Higher,Prices/Inflation,Statistics,Virginia Issues

This report provides a snapshot of certain aspects of student costs and success in transferring from public two-year institutions to public four-year institutions of higher education in Virginia between 2006-07 and 2009-10. From the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia


Chairman Wheeler’s Proposal to Give Broadband Consumers Increased Choice, Transparency and Security with Respect to their Data

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Laws/Regulations,Privacy,Telecommunications/Internet

A proposal that would apply the privacy requirements of the Communications Act to broadband Internet access services. Includes ISP’s duty to keep data secure, data breaches, and consumers’ right to know. From the Federal Communications Commission


U.S. DOT Seeks Input on Screening and Treating Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers and Rail Workers with Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Categories: Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Transportation

Agency press release on how 22 million Americans could be suffering from undiagnosed sleep apnea, the safety implications for rail and highway transportation, and the question of whether regulations, similar to those already imposed on airline pilots, are needed for engineers and truck drivers. From the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration


Evaluation of Safety Sensitive Personnel for Moderate-to-Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Categories: Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Transportation

Notice of proposed rulemaking to gather data on the prevalence of Sleep Apnea conditions among rail and highway transportation workers (engineers and drivers) and its potential consequences for the safety of rail and highway transportation. From the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration


CMS Proposes to Test New Medicare Part B Prescription Drug Models to Improve Quality of Care and Deliver Better Value for Medicare Beneficiaries

Categories: Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Medicare/Medicaid,Prices/Inflation

Describes proposed rule that would alter reimbursement methods for drugs administered in physician offices. Proposes to try different methods in different regions of country to encourage use of high quality but less costly drugs. Includes links to Federal Register and factsheet with more information. From the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services