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Earl Gregg Swem Library

The Internal Revenue Service’s Processing of 501C3 and 501C4 Applications for Tax-Exempt Status Submitted by “Political Advocacy” Organizations From 2010-2013

Categories: Govt Personnel,Govt Processes/Organization,Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines,Taxes

http://www.finance.senate.gov/library/reports/committee/download/?id=8ff9a3ac-74f8-4ec0-a554-40525529920c

Results of the investigation into alleged mismanagement by the Internal Revenue Service in weighing claims for tax-exempt status by political advocacy organizations claiming to be social welfare organizations.  From the Senate Finance Committee

 

SEC Adopts Rule for Pay Ratio Disclosure

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Headlines,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations

http://www.sec.gov/news/pressrelease/2015-160.htm

Press release about adoption of regulation that requires a public company to disclose the ratio of the compensation of its chief executive officer to the median compensation of its employees.  The disclosure, to be revealed in annual reports, proxy and registration statements, is mandated by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.  From the Securities and Exchange Commission

 

2015 Annual Report of the Boards of Trustees of the Federal Hospital Insurance and Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Funds

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics

https://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Statistics-Trends-and-Reports/ReportsTrustFunds/Downloads/TR2015.pdf

The annual Medicare Trustees Report projects that the hospital insurance fund will remain solvent until 2030, a period that has grown by 13 years since the passage of the Affordable Care Act.  Growth in per-Medicare enrollee costs continues to be at historical lows.  From the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

 

A Profile of the Working Poor, 2013

Categories: Headlines,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/opub/reports/cps/a-profile-of-the-working-poor-2013.pdf

10.5 million individuals were among the working poor, those who spent at least 27 weeks in the labor force but whose incomes fell below the official poverty level.  Also provides information about demographic characteristics, education attainment, and occupation of the working poor.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Clean Power Plan for Existing Power Plants

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Science/Technology

http://www2.epa.gov/cleanpowerplan/clean-power-plan-existing-power-plants

Provides rule summary, history, the full text of the final rule, various fact sheets, and technical support documents for the regulation that requires states and utilities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants 32% below 2005 levels by 2030 and rewards them for expanding the use of solar and wind power.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

2015-16 Tuition and Fees at Virginia’s State-Supported Colleges and Universities

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

http://www.schev.edu/Reportstats/TuitionFees/2015-16TFreport.pdf?from=

Report and analysis on board-approved tuition and fee increases for the 2015-16 academic year, tuition and fee trends in Virginia over the past 25 years, the cost sharing relationship between students and the state, and trends in tuition increases nationally.  The average increase for tuition and mandatory fees is 7.1% for the 15-16 year.  From the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

 

Iran Nuclear Agreement: The Administration’s Case

Categories: Congress,Energy,Headlines,Iran,Nuclear Energy,Treaties

http://www.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2015/07/245369.htm

Testimony of Secretary of State Kerry before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, 7/28/2015 defending the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action agreement with Iran.  From the State Department

 

Trafficking in Persons Report: July 2015

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Headlines,Labor/Employment,Sex Issues

http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/245365.pdf

The annual report which covers sex trafficking, forced labor, domestic servitude, child labor, and child soldiers.  Also describes U.S. government efforts to stop human trafficking.  From the State Department

 

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