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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Governor McAuliffe’s Restoration of Rights Policy

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Elections/Campaigns,Headlines,Virginia Issues

http://commonwealth.virginia.gov/media/6733/restoration-of-rights-policy-memo-82216.pdf

Explains the process that will be followed by the governor in restoring rights to convicted felons who have served their time and reentered society.  Follows the Supreme Court’s ruling that the governor must restore rights individually rather than en masse.  From the Office of the Governor

 

The President’s Daily Brief: Delivering Intelligence to Nixon and Ford

Categories: Govt Information,Headlines,History,Presidency,Spying/Intelligence

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/intelligence-history/presidents-daily-brief-nixon-ford/PDB_Nixon_Ford_August_2016.pdf

Booklet which describes the documents and the PDB process.  Issued on the occasion of the release of about 2,500 formerly classified PDBs from the administrations of Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford.  From the Central Intelligence Agency

 

President’s Daily Brief: 1969-1977

Categories: Govt Information,Headlines,History,Presidency,Spying/Intelligence

https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/collection/presidents-daily-brief-1969-1977

The texts of about 2,500 formerly classified daily briefings for Presidents Nixon and Ford from CIA officials.  Features day-by-day intelligence on national security issues and concerns.  From the Central Intelligence Agency Freedom of Information Electronic Reading Room

 

Review of the Federal Bureau of Prisons’ Monitoring of Contract Prisons

Categories: Crime/Justice,Headlines,Laws/Regulations

https://www.oig.justice.gov/reports/2016/e1606.pdf#page=1

Review of privately operated prisons which found that such so-called “contract prisons” had more safety and security incidents per capita than prisons operated by the federal government. Also found fault with the monitoring of contract prisons as to medical and correctional services by the Bureau of Prisons.  From the Office of the Inspector General of the Bureau of Prisons.

 

Reducing Our Use of Private Prisons: Memorandum for the Acting Director, Federal Bureau of Prisons

Categories: Crime/Justice,Headlines

https://www.justice.gov/opa/file/886311/download

Announces policy shift whereby federal prisoners will no longer be sent to privately operated prisons.  By 2013, 15% of federal prisoners were housed in such institutions which, according to recent government audits, do not provide the same level of correctional services and resources or the same level of safety and security as federally-run prisons. From the Justice Department

 

2016-17 Tuition and Fees at Virginia’s State-Supported Colleges and Universities

Categories: Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Headlines,Prices/Inflation,Statistics,Virginia Issues

http://leg2.state.va.us/dls/h&sdocs.nsf/By+Year/RD2482016/$file/RD248.pdf

Reports that tuition and required fees at Virginia’s public institutions of higher education will increase by an average of 4.6% for fall 2016.  The average increase for in-state students is 2.9%.  Also provides a summary of four items: board-approved tuition and fee increases for 2016-17, tuition and fee trends in Virginia over the past 25 years, the cost-sharing relationship between the state and students, and national tuition trends.  Includes tables showing charges and fees by school.  From the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

 

Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles—Phase 2

Categories: Energy,Environment,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Statistics,Transportation

https://www3.epa.gov/otaq/climate/documents/2016-08-ghg-hd-final-rule-phase2-preamble.pdf

Text of final regulation on GHG emissions and fuel efficiency standards for medium to heavy duty engines and vehicles as prepared for publication in the Federal Register.  From the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

 

EPA and DOT Finalize Greenhouse Gas and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Heavy-Duty Trucks

Categories: Energy,Environment,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Statistics,Transportation

https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-and-dot-finalize-greenhouse-gas-and-fuel-efficiency-standards-heavy-duty-trucks-0

Agency press release on the approval of final regulations for limiting carbon pollution and improving fuel efficiency of medium and heavy duty vehicles.  The standards are said to provide $230 billion in net benefits to society.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

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