Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

OASDI Beneficiaries by State and Zip Codes, 2015

Categories: Disability,Govt Finance,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/oasdi_zip/2015/oasdi_zip15.pdf

Information on the beneficiary population at the state and zip code level.  Presents basic program data on the number and type of beneficiaries and the amount of benefits paid in each state and zip code.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Facility Level Information on GHGs Tool (FLIGHT)

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Headlines,Manufacturing,Statistics

https://ghgdata.epa.gov/ghgp/main.do

Interactive site which allows user to choose geographic place, types of fuels and emissions and identify sites with 2015 emissions totals.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program: 2015 Highlights

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Headlines,Manufacturing,Statistics

https://www.epa.gov/ghgreporting/ghgrp-reported-data

8003 facilities reported direct emissions totaling 3.05 billion metric tons CO2 equivalent.  Includes program background, reported emissions, emissions trends, and geographic distribution of emissions.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

EPA Releases Greenhouse Gas Emissions Data From Large Facilities

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Headlines,Manufacturing,Statistics

https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-releases-greenhouse-gas-emissions-data-large-facilities

Agency press release on the sixth year of greenhouse gas emissions reporting including GHG pollution trends and emissions by industrial sector, geographic region, and individual facilities.  In 2015 large industrial facilities emissions, accounting for about 50% of total U.S. emissions, were 4.9% lower than 2014 and 8.2% lower than 2011.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

Insurance Coverage of Ambulatory Care Visits in the Last Six Months of 2011-13 and 2014, by Medicaid Expansion Status

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Medicare/Medicaid

https://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st494/stat494.pdf

New pathways to insurance coverage became available in 2014 including government subsidized private coverage through newly-created marketplaces and the potential for states to expand Medicaid eligibility.  This report compares the insurance coverage of ambulatory care visits before and after these changes.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Understanding and Extending the Marrakesh Declaration in Policy and Practice

Categories: Arab,Civil/Human Rights,Conflict Resolution,Religion/Ethics

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR392-Understanding-and-Extending-the-Marrakesh-Declaration-in-Policy-and-Practice.pdf

Offers background on the January 2016 Marrakesh Declaration on the Rights of Minorities in Predominantly Muslim Majority Countries.  Explains the background and content of the Declaration, issued by Muslim scholars and politicians as a response to the widespread persecution against minorities by groups claiming Islamic justification for acts of violence. From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Education and Training in Nonviolent Resistance

Categories: Conflict Resolution,Democracy/Peace,Germany,Nuclear Energy,Philippines

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR394-Education-and-Training-in-Nonviolent-Resistance.pdf

Highlights key functions and outcomes of education/training in nonviolent civil resistance movements around the world.  Draws on four historical examples of successful nonviolent movements in Germany, the Philippines, Serbia, and the U.S.  From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Personal Consumption Expenditures by State, 2015

Categories: Business/Economics,Statistics

http://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/regional/pce/2016/pdf/pce1016.pdf

Growth in state personal consumption expenditures—goods or services purchased by households—dropped to 3.6% on average in 2015 from 4.4% in 2014.  States with the fastest growth in PCE were Florida, Oregon, and Colorado.  From the Bureau of Economic Analysis

 

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