Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Govinfo

Categories: Govt Information,Headlines

http://govinfo.gov/

Beta release of a new site for access to federal government information. Designed to eventually replace the FDsys site. Permits users to browse for documents by agency, collection, date, or title. From the Government Publishing Office

 

Zika Virus/Microcephaly

Categories: Headlines,Health/Medical,United Nations

http://www.who.int/emergencies/zika-virus/en/

Declares a public health emergency of international concern and provides information about prevention plus other recommendations. From the World Health Organization

 

Zika Virus

Categories: Headlines,Health/Medical,Women

http://www.cdc.gov/zika/index.html

Offers information about the disease, including symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and affected areas. From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Flint Drinking Water Documents

Categories: Environment,Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Natural Resources

http://www.epa.gov/mi/flint-drinking-water-documents

A collection of recent reports on the contaminated water in Flint, Michigan. From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

U.S. Department of Justice Report and Recommendations Concerning the Use of Restrictive Housing: Final Report

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Headlines,Youth

http://www.justice.gov/dag/file/815551/download

Results of the federal investigation into the use of solitary confinement, a.k.a restrictive housing in state and federal prisons with recommendations and guiding principles for reducing its frequency of use and implementing progressive alternatives. From the Justice Department

 

Summary of the Budget and Economic Outlook: 2016 to 2026

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

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/114th-congress-2015-2016/reports/51129-2016_Outlook_Summary.pdf

Summary of the full report which foresees growing federal budget deficits over the next 10 years. From the Congressional Budget Office

 

State of the Climate

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

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/

Compare past reports on annual climate back to 1997. From the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 

The Budget and Economic Outlook: 2016 to 2026

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

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/114th-congress-2015-2016/reports/51129-2016Outlook.pdf

Predicts the budget deficit will increase after six years of decline if current laws remain unchanged. Also offers predictions about growth in the U.S. economy for the 2016-2020 period. From the Congressional Budget Office

 

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