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Earl Gregg Swem Library

CBO’s Activities Under the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act

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

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

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

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

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

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


Student Success Act (S.1177)

Categories: Congress,Education,Federal State Relations,Headlines,Laws/Regulations

Text, legislative actions, and other materials related to the passage of the Student Success Act, which replaces the No Child Left Behind Act in defining the federal role in supporting public education in the states. From


Can States and Localities Bar the Resettlement of Syria Refugees Within Their Jurisdictions?

Categories: Federal State Relations,Immigration/Migration,Laws/Regulations,Syria

Explains how states “appear to have some discretion” as to their participation in refugee resettlement programs. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Virginia Grants

Categories: Charity/Nonprofits,Consumer Info/Protection,Federal State Relations,Virginia Issues

Portal site listing opportunities for grants for individuals, agencies, and organizations from state, federal and private sources.   From the Office of the Governor



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