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Epic Systems Corp v. Lewis et al

Categories: Headlines,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations,Supreme Court/courts

https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/16-285

5-4 Supreme Court decision that allows companies to require workers to settle employment  disputes through individualized arbitration proceedings rather than class action lawsuits.  The decision favors the Federal Arbitration Act over the National Labor Relations Act. From the Cornell University Legal Information Institute

 

American Patients First

Categories: Headlines,Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

https://www.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/AmericanPatientsFirst.pdf

Subtitled: The Trump Administration Blueprint to Lower Drug Prices and Reduce Out-of-Pocket Costs.  Calls for lower prescription drug prices through improved competition and negotiation among Part D plan providers, but stops short of using Medicare’s concentrated power to negotiate for lower prices.  From the Department of Health and Human Services

 

Public School Teacher Spending on Classroom Supplies

Categories: Education,Headlines,Statistics

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2018/2018097.pdf

Describes the percentage of public school teachers who spent their own money on classroom supplies without reimbursement and the average amount of money spent by the teachers.  From the National Center for Education Statistics.

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Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Association

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Supreme Court/courts

https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/16-476

6-3 decision of the Supreme Court that overturned an early 1990s law that prohibited states from setting up gambling operations on sports.  New Jersey challenged the law, the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, and the court majority ruled that the law violated states’ rights.  From the Legal Information Institute of Cornell University

 

Overview of the Federal Tax System in 2018

Categories: Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Statistics,Taxes

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R45145.pdf

Describes the new federal tax structure and system created by P.L.115-97 signed into law at the end of 2017.  Also provides selected statistics on the tax system as a whole. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Notice of Determination and Request for Public Comment … China’s Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property and Innovation

Categories: Business/Economics,China,Copyright/Patents,Foreign Trade/Investment,Headlines

https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/files/Press/Releases/301FRN.pdf

Explains rationale for proposing tariffs on Chinese goods and lists at the eight digit harmonized code level the items targeted.  From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

The Budget and Economic Outlook: 2018 to 2028

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

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/53651-outlook.pdf

Estimates that the federal budget deficit will grow substantially over the next few years, then stabilize at a high level by historical standards.  Sees federal deficit rising to nearly 100% of GDP by 2028.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

K-12 Education: Discipline Disparities for Black Students, Boys, and Students with Disabilities

Categories: African Americans,Children,Civil/Human Rights,Disability,Education,Headlines,Statistics

https://www.gao.gov/assets/700/690828.pdf

Examines patterns among disciplinary actions from nearly all public schools in 2013/14 and finds that black students, boys, and students with disabilities were disproportionately disciplined.  The disparities were widespread and persisted regardless of type of public school attended or level of school poverty.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

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