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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Public Education Finances: 2015

Categories: Uncategorized

https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2017/econ/g15-aspef.pdf

Contains financial statistics relating to public schools K through 12th grade, including revenues, expenditures, at the national, state, and school district levels.  Also offers details on per student spending.  From the Census Bureau

Electricity: Status of Residential Deployment of Solar and Other Technologies and Potential Benefits and Challenges

Categories: Energy,Science/Technology,Uncategorized

http://www.gao.gov/assets/690/682737.pdf

New devices are allowing customers to generate, store, and manage electricity at their home or business.  This report describes key federal/state policies used to encourage the deployment of such technologies, the extent to which they are being deployed, and the benefits and challenges of such efforts.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Enforcement of the Immigration Laws to Serve the National Interest

Categories: Crime/Justice,Headlines,Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,Laws/Regulations,Uncategorized

https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/17_0220_S1_Enforcement-of-the-Immigration-Laws-to-Serve-the-National-Interest.pdf

Outlines actions and priorities  to be taken by immigration authorities to enforce the immigration laws of the U.S. including the creation of a Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement office.  From the Department of Homeland Security

 

Assessment of Labour Provisions in Trade and Investment Arrangements

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations,Treaties,Uncategorized

http://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/—dgreports/—inst/documents/publication/wcms_498944.pdf

Examines the scope and effectiveness of labor provisions in international trade agreements concluded in the past five years.  Finds that trade agreements have strengthened workers’ rights but challenges remain especially with regard to sustaining the gains made. From the International Labour Organization

 

CBO’s Activities Under the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act

Categories: Federal State Relations,Govt Finance,Laws/Regulations,Uncategorized

https://www.cbo.gov/node/51335

New site that identifies intergovernmental or private sector mandates in laws passed by Congress or in bills proposed in Congress.  Replaces an annual printed report.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

 

Effective Marginal Tax Rates for Low-and Moderate-Income Workers in 2016

Categories: Income/Poverty,Taxes,Uncategorized,Welfare/Social Services

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/114th-congress-2015-2016/reports/50923-MarginalTaxRates.pdf

Shows how several tax provisions and transfer programs would affect the 2016 income of a hypothetical family and then provides estimates of marginal tax rates for a representative sample of workers. From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Use of Restrictive Housing in U.S. Prisons and Jails, 2011-12

Categories: Crime/Justice,Statistics,Uncategorized

http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/urhuspj1112.pdf

Provides the percentage of prison and jail inmates currently held in solitary confinement or administrative segregation, those who had spent time in such housing during the past 12 months, and the total time spent in restrictive housing. From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

The Number of Veterans that Use VA Health Care Services: A Fact Sheet

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics,Uncategorized,Veterans

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43579.pdf

Provides statistical table with trends since 2001 in the number of veterans, VA-enrolled veterans, and veterans using VA health care during the year.    From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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