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2013-14 Total Educational and General Expenditures by Program, Virginia Public Higher Education Institutions

Categories: Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Statistics

http://leg2.state.va.us/dls/h&sdocs.nsf/By+Year/RD2852014/$file/RD285.pdf

Statistical table showing total spending by individual Virginia institutions of higher education by categories such as instruction, research, public services, academic support, student services and so forth.  From the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

 

Better Workplace Pensions: Putting Savers’ Interests First

Categories: Great Britain,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations,Retirement/Social Security

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/364567/better-workplace-pensions-putting-savers-interests-first.pdf

 

Describes proposals to ensure safer pension plans for British workers’ retirements.  House of Commons Command Paper Cm 8929

 

The Parties’ Published Proposals on Further Devolution for Scotland

Categories: Great Britain,Laws/Regulations

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/363236/Command_paper.pdf

Describes the proposal for further transfer of powers to Scotland following the vote of September 18, 2014 in which Scotland voted to remain in the United Kingdom.  House of Commons Command Paper Cm 8946.

 

GM Crops and Regulation

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/POST-PN-482.pdf

Summarizes the evidence to date on the impact of genetically modified crops on human health and the environment, describes recent technological developments, and examines their likely consequences for proposed reforms of GM regulation.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

Mercury in the Nation’s Streams: Levels, Trends, and Implications

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Natural Resources

http://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/1395/pdf/circ1395.pdf

Presents a summary of results of investigations conducted since the late 1990s on the sources, occurrences, trends, transport, and bioaccumulation of mercury in U.S. stream ecosystems.  Includes section on where mercury concentrations are the highest in the U.S.  From the U.S. Geological Survey

 

Federal Science and Engineering Support to Universities, Colleges, and Nonprofit Institutions: FYs 2010 and 2011: Detailed Statistical Tables

Categories: Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Headlines,Science/Technology,Statistics

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2015/nsf15301/pdf/nsf15301.pdf

Covers the amount, distribution, and characteristics of support for basic scientific research at U.S. colleges and universities by 19 federal research agencies.  Tables show funding received by states and recipient institutions, category of funding, and funding agency. From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Employees in Smaller Private-Sector Firms: Trends in Offers, Enrollment Rates, and Deductibles, by Firm Size, 2008-2013

Categories: Business/Economics,Health Insurance,Statistics

http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st452/stat452.pdf

Examines trend estimates by firm size on the percentage of employees offered health insurance, enrollment rates, and percentage with a deductible.  Period of coverage is prior to implementation of the Affordable Care Act.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

The Concentration of Health Care Expenditures and Related Expenses for Costly Medical Conditions, 2012

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

http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st455/stat455.pdf

Reports on the most expensive medical conditions and the concentration of spending for these conditions.  5 percent of the population accounted for 50 percent of overall health care  spending.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

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