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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2017

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Children,Crime/Justice,Education,Education-Higher,Headlines,Statistics

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2018/2018036.pdf

Covers 23 indicators such as violent deaths, bullying, weapons, fights, victimization, presence of security officers, school conditions, discipline and use of alcohol/drugs by students.  Covers nearly 750,000 reported victimizations.  From the National Center for Education Statistics and the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

Rules Committee Print 115-66: Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Statistics

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/costestimate/rcp115-66consolidatedappropsact2018.pdf

Congressional Budget Office estimate of the total spending ($1.3 trillion) in the 2000+ page omnibus bill to finance defense and domestic discretionary programs for FY 2018. From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Annual Statistical Supplement to the Social Security Bulletin 2017

https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/supplement/2017/index.html

One of the major annual federal government statistical publications.  Offers statistics and annual information on many social service programs including Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, Unemployment Insurance, Workers’ Compensation, and Disability programs.  From the Social Security Administration

 

The Distribution of Household Income, 2014

Categories: Headlines,Income/Poverty,Statistics,Taxes,Welfare/Social Services

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/53597-distribution-household-income-2014.pdf

Includes sections on the distribution of household income in the U.S., trends in household income/means-tested transfers/federal taxes, and trends in income inequality.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Patterns and Projections of High Tide Flooding Along the U.S. Coastline Using a Common Impact Threshold

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Headlines,Science/Technology,Statistics,Virginia Issues,Weather/Disasters

https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/publications/techrpt86_PaP_of_HTFlooding.pdf

Provides estimates for height and frequency of high tide flooding up to the beginning of the 22nd Century.  Cites Norfolk as one of the most vulnerable areas and predicts daily high tide flooding under an intermediate scenario by 2100.  From the National Ocean Service.

 

Reinstatement of a Citizenship Question on the 2020 Decennial Census Questionnaire

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Headlines,Population/Census

https://www.commerce.gov/sites/commerce.gov/files/2018-03-26_2.pdf

Lays out the reasons why the Secretary of Commerce has decided to add a controversial question about citizenship to the 2020 Census.  Cites need to prevent voting fraud as justification for risking reduced Census response rate.  From the U.S. Department of Commerce.

 

Military Service by Transgender Individuals

Categories: Defense/Military,Headlines,Sex Issues

https://media.defense.gov/2018/Mar/23/2001894037/-1/-1/0/MILITARY-SERVICE-BY-TRANSGENDER-INDIVIDUALS.PDF

Report from a panel of experts which partially reinstates the ban on transgendered individuals serving in the U.S. military. Finds “substantial risk” associated with military service by individuals suffering from gender dysphoria and also bans military service for those “who require or have undergone gender transition.”  From the Defense Department

 

The Distribution of Household Income, 2014

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/53597-distribution-household-income-2014.pdf

Provides a stark picture of income inequality in the U.S. where, in 2014, the lowest fifth had average annual income of about $19,000 and the highest fifth had $281,000.  Also discusses trends in income inequality and how federal programs, especially the Affordable Care Act, and taxes affected the distribution of income in 2014.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

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