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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Savings Arrangements Established by States for Non-Governmental Employees

Categories: Federal State Relations,Headlines,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations,Retirement/Social Security

https://www.dol.gov/sites/default/files/ebsa/temporary-postings/savings-arrangements-final-rule.pdf

Text of final rule that assists states in creating payroll-deduction IRA plans for workers in the private sector who don’t have access to an employer-provided savings arrangement. The rule provides guidance by providing a safe harbor from preemption of state laws by ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act).  The rule becomes effective in 60 days after publication in the Federal Register.  From the Employee Benefits Security Administration of the Department of Labor

 

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

 

State Voter Identification Requirements: Analysis, Legal Issues, and Policy Considerations

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Federal State Relations,Laws/Regulations

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42806.pdf

Examines differences in voter ID requirements among the states, legal and constitutional issues regarding voter photo ID laws, and implementation issues and policy considerations.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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

 

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