"Campus Carry" (Ga. House Bill 280)
Effective July 1, 2017. University System of Georgia (USG) has issued guidelines.
"Campus Carry" - "House Bill 280 will allow anyone who is properly licensed in the State of Georgia to carry a handgun in a concealed manner on property owned or leased by public colleges and universities, with some exceptions."
The guidelines note those exceptions.
"Graham-Cassidy" bill, on Sen. Cassidy's website, Sept. 2017
S. 1804, Medicare for All Act - introd. by Sen. Bernie Sanders, 9/13/17
H.R. 1628, American Health Care Act [as passed by House, 5/4/17] - Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released cost estimate report on 5/24/17. Summary page links to 41-page report.
American Health Care Act [March 2017] -- Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released cost estimate report on 3/13/17. Summary page links to 37-page report.
CQ Researcher database (library subscription) has summary and chronology of Health Care Reform
Climate Change -
Climate Change Indicators in the United States - 4th ed., 2016. Released May 2016.
Most recent: from the www.whitehouse.gov website -- Briefing Room -- Presidential Actions -- Executive Orders
Easy searching is at The American Presidency Project - can search by time frame and "Written: Executive Orders"
Note: the GPO's database, FDsys, has permanent access to the text -- browse from Compilation of Presidential Documents
(issued on 3/6/17) -- Protecting The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States ,
Iraq is DROPPED from the list of countries (first, though, the list of countries from the first Exec. Order is REPEATED - (b) ).
This is noted near the top, (g) - "Iraq presents a special case"....[then several long sentences....] ...justify special treatment for Iraq". For the other 6 countries, summaries from the Department of State's Country Reports on Terrorism 2015 (released June 2016) are given. It allows for "case-by-case waivers" - Section 3 (c) (i). It is effective on March 16th (Section 14) - at which time, the previous Executive Order [same title, see entry below] will be revoked.
(# 13769, issued on 1/27/17 ) -- Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States
Minimum Wage -
OMB report - "The Effects of a Minimum-Wage Increase on Employment and Family Income", released Feb. 2014
Warren Commission Report - almost 1000 pages; now available online from GPO.
Government "Shutdown", Oct. 2013:
What stays open and why?
White House - OMB Memo (Sept. 17, 2013 - 16 pgs.) see especially Questions 2,3, and 5 re websites.
Washington Post online article: Government Shutdown: A Consumer Guide, links to Details and a "Graphic" .
CRS Reports on prior "funding gaps" : all are available at OpenCRS - https://opencrs.com/
Federal Funding Gaps: A Brief Overview -- April 20, 2011 (has Table of the "funding gaps" by FY)
Past Government Shutdowns: Key Resources -- April 8, 2011
Shutdown of the Federal Government: Causes, Processes, and Effects -- March 11, 2011
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (P.L. 111-148) -- also known as the Affordable Care Act [or by its acronym: ACA], and informally referred to as "Obamacare"
Health and Human Services (HHS) website has: benefits info. in "plain language"
Key features (includes timeline of implementation)
Georgia impact -- How the Health Care Law is Making a Difference for the People of Georgia
Healthcare.gov - If you are currently uninsured, you can get insurance and info.here, from the U.S. government's "health insurance marketplace"
"I Have a Dream" speech (from You-Tube) - click on "Media" - 17 minutes.
News accounts - the Georgia Tech Library has the New York Times digital archive database - Aug. 29, 1963 articles on p.1 by James Reston, Tom Wicker, and Russell Baker (articles cont'd. on p. 16 and 17). Also, the St. Petersburg Times - Aug. 29, 1963 - front page -- this and many other dates have been digitized by Google.
Area 51 - CIA acknowledges - in the report "The Central Intelligence Agency and Overhead Reconnaissance: The U-2 and OXCART Programs, 1954-1974" - posted on National Security Archive at Georgetown Univ. The map noting Area 51 is p. 58 (p. 20 of Chapter 2).
IRS - audit report, May 2013: " "Inappropriate Criteria Were Used to Identify Tax-Exempt Applications for Review"" (54 pages) - , or read the 1-page audit highlights . For all audit reports, see : http://www.treasury.gov/tigta/oa_auditreports.shtml
Inaugural Addresses - All are available at the American Presidency Project, from UC-Santa Barbara, at: http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/inaugurals.php#axzz2IdhIGnmA
Gun Violance -- President Obama's plan (15 pages): Now is the Time ; the President signed 23 executive actions. Executive Orders are updated on the White House website, and printed in the Federal Register, online via the government database FDsys. Jan. 2013.
T-SPLOST (Regional Transportation Referendum) - Full project list, fact sheet, maps and more about the July 31st referencum. From the Atlanta Regional Commission.
Facebook - IPO - this SEC site groups all of the filings.
Budget of the U.S. Government - Fiscal Year 2013. Released 2/13/2012. 256 pgs. The Appendix, Analytical Perspectives, and Historical Tables are issued separately and are included on this site. Also available as an app. - to access on a mobile device, go to: http://m.gpo.gov/budget
Standard & Poor's Commentary Report - "United States of America long-term rating lowered to 'AA+' on political risks and rising debt burden : outlook negative". Thanks to Georgetown Univ. Law Library for providing the link from their archive.
Budget Control Act of 2011 (S.365) - Link is on Library of Congress THOMAS database. This is the bill that passed (8/2/11). Thanks to Grace York for providing the link. It is Public Law 112-25, citation: 140 Stat. 240 (28 pages).
Budget Control Act of 2011 (S.627) - Link is on LC's THOMAS database. Also from THOMAS is this chart, featuring the Bill's status and CRS summary. This was the bill in the works (end of July 2011). Thanks again to Grace York (and, for noting the CRS comments).
Salmonella Infections - Peanut Butter - Info from the CDC. Includes link to 5-page detailed list of all products affected (click on "peanut butters covered by the Sunland recall". Oct. 2012
Lean Finely Textured Beef: The Pink Slime Controversy - CRS Report to Congress, issued April 2012, about "pink slime".
Cantaloupe: Safe Methods to Store, Preserve, and Enjoy. From the Univ. of Calif. Div. of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
Food Safety.gov - click on "Recalls & Alerts". Can sign up for automatic alerts.
American Jobs Act of 2011 (House Document 112-53) - message from the President, Sept. 13, 2011 (200 pages).
Atlanta Public Schools
Findings of Atlanta school probe (press release, 7/5/11 - Governor's office)
Investigative report (413 pgs., delivered to Governor's office 6/30/11) - note: per the Governor's office, only on WSB-TV website - divided into 3 vols. : Vol. 1 (p. 1-160) - 15 school summaries ; Vol. 2 (p. 161-349) - 41 school summaries ; Vol. 3 (p. 350-413) - includes chapter "Culture of Fear", and findings related to administrators.
NASA - The Space Shuttle - Timeline, orbiter facts, crew directory, and more.
Wings in Orbit : Scientific and Engineering Legacies of the Space Shuttle, 1971-2010. More than 500 pages; a treasure trove of info. It also has appendices for: Flight Information - showing patch, orbiter, crew, launch date, mission days; and: Payloads and Experiments per Space Shuttle Flight (also in library, 3rd floor east: NAS 1.21: 2010-3409)
Redistricting Data : Click on a state for total population and percentage changes. For county population, click on the county. Georgia population for 2010: 9,687,653.
Preliminary Analysis of H.R. 2, the Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act (released Jan. 6, 2011, from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO))
Selected CBO Publications Related to Health Care Legislation, 2009-2010 (issued Dec. 2010 from the CBO). In-depth analyses (364 pages) of major health care issues.
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act -- P.L. 111-5 (123 Stat. 115)
New Atlanta Airport International Terminal Opens - AJC article, 5/16/12. Maynard H. Jackson, Jr. International Terminal - getting there: from I-75 - Exit 239. From the main terminal - a free 15-minute shuttle connector.
TSA Begins Testing New Advanced Imaging Technology Software - Feb. 1 press release: Atlanta is 1 of 3 airports testing this new software. It eliminates "passenger-specific images and instead auto-detects potential threat items and indicates their location on a generic outline of a person"
TSA: Frequently Asked Questions - Advanced Imaging Technology - lists U.S. airports with full-body "scanning" technolgoy. Hartsfield-Jackson is one.
Toyota Recall Crisis (2009-2010) - chronology from Motor Trend
NOAA: 2010 Tied For Warmest Year on Record - press release with statistics and chart (from Jan. 12, 2011)
GULF OIL SPILL
Macondo: the Gulf Oil Disaster. Chief Counsel's report (357 pgs), issued spring 2011.
Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Gulf of Mexico - links to university and government sources about the oil spill.
(Note: link is from "Disasters" tab, this Guide. Or, see the Earth Day Research Guide - "Gulf Oil Spill" tab.