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Earl Gregg Swem Library

H.R. 1628, The American Health Care Act, Incorporating Manager’s Amendments 4, 5, 24, and 25

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Health Insurance,Laws/Regulations,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics

https://www.cbo.gov/publication/52516?utm_source=feedblitz&utm_medium=FeedBlitzEmail&utm_content=812526&utm_campaign=0

Offers an estimate of the effect on direct spending and on health insurance coverage of the revised bill designed to replace the Affordable Care Act.  Finds that the proposed revisions would result in less savings and 24 million more uninsured relative to the number under current law.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

NLRB v. SW General Inc

Categories: Headlines,Labor/Employment,Presidency,Supreme Court/courts

https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/15-1251

6-2 Supreme Court ruling that limits the president’s power to fill vacant government positions when nominations are delayed by partisan political fights.  The case involved an acting  general consul who served for over three years on the National Labor Relations Board without winning Senate approval.  The case was brought by an Arizona ambulance company accused of unfair labor practices.  From the Cornell University Law School Legal Information Institute

 

State of the Global Climate in 2016

Categories: Arctic/Antarctic,Climate Change,Environment,Headlines,Natural Resources,Science/Technology

http://library.wmo.int/opac/doc_num.php?explnum_id=3414

2016 was the warmest year on record: 1.1 degrees Centigrade above the pre-industrial period and 0.06 above the previous record set in the previous year.  Covers key findings in temperature, oceans, greenhouse gases, precipitation, sea ice and glaciers, and extreme events.  From the World Meteorological Organization

 

Maricopa County Added Over 222 People Per Day in 2016, More Than Any Other County

Categories: Births/Deaths,Headlines,Immigration/Migration,Population/Census,Statistics

https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2017/cb17-44.html

Annual press release of population information which shows the Top Ten fastest growing counties by numeric and percent changes.  Also shows the Top Ten declining counties, the Top 25 fastest-growing metro areas, and the causes (births, deaths, internal migration, international migration) for the changes. Includes links to detailed statistical data.  From the Census Bureau

 

America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Statistics

https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/whitehouse.gov/files/omb/budget/fy2018/2018_blueprint.pdf

Initial budget release from the Trump administration which calls for deep cuts in discretionary spending and the elimination of 19 independent agencies including the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities, the Corporations for Public Broadcasting and National and Community Service, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.  From the Office of Management and Budget

 

American Health Care Act

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Health Insurance,Laws/Regulations,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/costestimate/americanhealthcareact_0.pdf

Estimates that the Republican alternative to the Affordable Care Act will reduce federal deficits by $337 billion over the 2017-2026 period and increase the number of uninsured people by 14 million by 2018.  By 2026 the number of uninsured is expected to rise to 24 million.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Gloucester County School Board v. G.G, By His Next Friend and Mother, Deirdre Grimm

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Education,Headlines,Sex Issues,Supreme Court/courts,Virginia Issues

https://www.supremecourt.gov/search.aspx?filename=/docketfiles/16-273.htm

Docket for the case involving a transgender youth from Virginia. Includes 3/6/17 decision of Supreme Court to remand the case to the lower court, following issuance of new guidance from the Departments of Education and Justice. At issue is whether federal laws forbidding sex discrimination in education also cover issues of gender identity.  From the Supreme Court

 

Pena-Rodriquez v. Colorado

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Headlines,Hispanics,Sex Issues,Supreme Court/courts

https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/15-606

5-3 decision of the Supreme Court reversed the conviction of a defendant charged with sexual misdemeanors when it was learned a juror had uttered racially-biased anti-Hispanic comments in the jury room.  The case pitted concerns about racial bias against the premise that jury deliberations should be confidential.  From the Cornell University Law School Legal Information Institute

 

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