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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Laws that Contain Mandates

Categories: Federal State Relations,Govt Finance,Laws/Regulations

https://www.cbo.gov/umra-search/law

New tool which allows users to browse or search for intergovernmental or private sector mandates in laws passed by Congress.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Combined Federal/State Disclosure and Election Directory 2016

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Federal State Relations

http://fec.gov/pubrec/cfsdd/cfsded2016.pdf

A guidebook to identify and locate organizations and individuals at the state and national level who have a responsibility to disclose information on money in politics, including federal and state campaign finance reports, lobby reports, personal financial statements, public financing, state initiative/referendum spending, and more.  From the Federal Election Commission

 

Potential Increases in Hurricane Damage in the United States: Implications for the Federal Budget

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Federal State Relations,Govt Finance,Weather/Disasters

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/114th-congress-2015-2016/reports/51518-Hurricane-Damage.pdf

Damage from hurricanes is expected to increase significantly in the coming decades because of climate change and coastal development.  This report provides estimates of the increased damage and federal aid needed.  It also examines 3 approaches to reducing the damage: limiting greenhouse gas emissions, shifting costs to state/local governments to reduce coastal development, and investing in structural changes to reduce vulnerability.  From the Congressional Budget Office.

 

CBO’s Activities Under the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act

Categories: Federal State Relations,Govt Finance,Laws/Regulations,Uncategorized

https://www.cbo.gov/node/51335

New site that identifies intergovernmental or private sector mandates in laws passed by Congress or in bills proposed in Congress.  Replaces an annual printed report.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

 

Justice Department Files Complaint Against the State of North Carolina to Stop Discrimination Against Transgender Individuals

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Federal State Relations,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Sex Issues

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-files-complaint-against-state-north-carolina-stop-discrimination-against

Agency press release explaining the reasons for the lawsuit filed against North Carolina because of the alleged discrimination against transgender individuals of state legislation relating to the use of bathrooms and changing facilities.  From the Justice Department

 

Options for Increasing Federal Income From Crude Oil and Natural Gas on Federal Lands

Categories: Energy,Federal State Relations,Govt Finance,Taxes

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/114th-congress-2015-2016/reports/51421-oil_and_gas_options.pdf

Analyzes how the federal government manages access to oil and natural gas on federal lands and presents eight policy options designed to increase federal income from oil and gas leasing without significantly reducing production.  From the Congressional Budget Office

(energy     federal/state relations     govt finance     taxes)

Approaches to Making Federal Highway Spending More Productive

Categories: Federal State Relations,Govt Finance,Public Works,Taxes,Transportation

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/114th-congress-2015-2016/reports/50150-Federal_Highway_Spending.pdf

Federal spending on highways totaled $46 billion in 2014. This report looks at proposals for making such spending more efficient, including charging more directly for the use of roads, especially during congested times, allocating funds to states according to certain benefits and costs, and linking spending to performance measures. From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Medicaid Managed Care: Trends in Federal Spending and State Oversight of Costs and Enrollment

Categories: Federal State Relations,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Medicare/Medicaid

http://www.gao.gov/assets/680/674307.pdf

Analyzes federal expenditures under the Affordable Care Act for Medicaid managed care and the range in state payments made to managed care organizations (MCOs), selected states’ standards and how they compare with federal standards, and selected states’ methods for assigning Medicaid beneficiaries to MCOs. From the Government Accountability Office

 

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