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Final Guidance for Federal Departments and Agencies on Consideration of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and the Effects of Climate Change in National Environmental Policy Act Reviews

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Headlines,Weather/Disasters

https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-08-05/pdf/2016-18620.pdf

Text of Federal Register notice which informs federal agencies about their need to consider the impacts of any program actions on the emission of greenhouse gases and climate change.  Provides guidance to agencies on how to respond to GHG emissions and the effects of climate change resulting from their proposed actions.  From the Council of Environmental Quality

 

The Distribution of Asset Holdings and Capital Gains

Categories: Business/Economics,Laws/Regulations,Statistics,Taxes

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/114th-congress-2015-2016/reports/51831-Capital_Gains.pdf

Examines the distribution of capital assets and net capital gains/losses in 2010 by type of asset and by the income and age of the asset holder.  From the Congressional Budget Office and the Joint Committee on Taxation

 

Regulation of Drones

http://www.loc.gov/law/help/regulation-of-drones/regulation-of-drones.pdf

Surveys the rules that apply to the operation of civilian drones in thirteen countries and the European Union including concerns about public safety, privacy, and national security. From the Law Library of Congress

 

North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP et al v. Patrick L. McCrory et al.

http://www.ca4.uscourts.gov/Opinions/Published/161468.P.pdf

Court ruling that North Carolina’s legislation requiring voter photo IDs and curtailing certain election practices such as same-day registration and early voting discriminates against minority citizens.  Argues that the legislation, crafted after the Supreme Court’s Shelby decision, restricts voting and registration in five ways which “disproportionately affected African Americans.”  One of a series of recent court decisions overturning restrictive election laws.  From the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

 

Undergraduates Who Do Not Apply for Financial Aid

Categories: Education-Higher,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2016/2016406.pdf

Shows the percentage of undergraduates who did not apply for financial aid and their reasons for not applying.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Mapping Broadband Health in America

Categories: Health/Medical,Maps/Geography,Telecommunications/Internet

https://www.fcc.gov/health/maps

Allows users to visualize, overlay, and analyze the relationship between broadband connectivity and health data in the U.S.  Allows for detailed study of the intersection between Internet connectivity and health for every county in the U.S.  From the Federal Communications Commission

 

Federal Benefits and Services for People with Low Income: Overview of Spending Trends, FY2008-FY2015

Categories: Govt Finance,Health/Medical,Income/Poverty,Medicare/Medicaid,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44574.pdf

Reports that federal spending for low-income assistance programs grew by 51% over the eight year period and that the primary cause for the increase was spending on health care. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

State Challenges to Federal Enforcement of Immigration Law: From the Mid-1990s to the Present

Categories: Federal State Relations,Immigration/Migration,Laws/Regulations,Supreme Court/courts

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/R43839.pdf

Reviews the history of litigation between various states and the federal government over immigration and the exclusion or removal of unauthorized aliens.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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