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June 2014

Aging America

Health Rankings report coverAccording to the U.S. Administration on Aging, by 2030, there will be about 72.1 million older persons, more than twice the number in 2000. In Minnesota and across the nation, we are trying to understand how these changing demographics will impact individuals, families, and society. From a state government perspective, policymakers are looking at how this demographic trend will impact the state’s economy and the financing and delivery of government services.

Last year's presentation by the Minnesota State Demographer, Demographic Changes and the State Budget, provides a glimpse of the potential social, economic and fiscal impacts of Minnesota’s changing population. A separate presentation by the demographer looks more specifically at human services implications of changing demographics, including issues of aging: How Demographic Changes are Transforming Minnesota & the Social Service Landscape. The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) is already preparing for these changes with initiatives such as, Aging 2030, that focus on long-term care needs and costs. A recent DHS report, Community First Services and Support Recommendations, examines the ongoing development and sustainability of home-based and community service programs for the elderly and people with disabilities in Minnesota.

While concerns regarding the quality of life and health of Minnesota’s aging population will continue to provide challenges, there is some good news for the state. The United Health Foundation recently released, America's Health Rankings Senior Report 2014. This report examines issues affecting the elderly including abuse, poverty, neglect, and exploitation, and provides state-by-state snapshots of the states' results. For the second year in a row, Minnesota ranked first in the nation.

If you would like further information on this or any other topic, contact a librarian at 651-296-8338, or refdesk@lrl.leg.mn.

New & Notable Books and Reports

Many of the items listed below are available electronically. If so, we have provided a link to the document. However, some of the documents may be very long. You can request to borrow our print copy of any of the items by selecting the check-box and clicking on the "Request Items" button.

Abortion

Who Decides? The Status of Women's Reproductive Rights in the United States. National Abortion and Reproductive Action League. January 2014. Ref KF3771.Z95 N37 2014.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Agriculture

Annual Report, Minnesota State Fair. Minn. State Agricultural Society. 2014. S77.A2 2013. Minn. Publication 14-0604.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 37.06

Birth Control & Emergency Contraception

Who Decides? The Status of Women's Reproductive Rights in the United States. National Abortion and Reproductive Action League. January 2014. Ref KF3771.Z95 N37 2014.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Children/Youth/Families

Custodial Mothers and Fathers and Their Child Support. Census Bureau. October 2013. HC110 .I5 C87 2011.

Punelli, Danyell. Short Subjects: Child Care Assistance (Updated). House Research. June 2014. HN79.M6 S56 2014.

Manzi, Nina. Short Subjects: The Federal Earned Income Tax Credit and Minnesota Working Family Credit: An Overview (Updated). House Research. June 2014. HN79.M6 S56 2014.

Consumer Protection

Guarding Your Privacy: Tips to Prevent Identity Theft. Office of the Attorney General. April 2013. HV6679 .G83 2013. Minn. Publication 14-0608.

Crime & Corrections

Correctional Employee's Retirement Plan Handbook. Minn. State Retirement System. 2011. JK6160.P4 M66n 2011. Minn. Publication 14-0611.

Criminal Forfeitures in Minnesota. Office of the State Auditor. June 4, 2014. KFM5965.F6 C75 2013. Minn. Publication 14-0602.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 609.5315 Subd. 6

Probation Survey. Minn. Dept. of Corrections. April 2014. HV9278 .P76 2013. Minn. Publication 14-0606.

State Patrol Retirement Plan Handbook. Minn. State Retirement System. 2012. HV8145.M6 M58c 2012. Minn. Publication 14-0612.

Economics/Economy

Minnesota Cost of Living Study Annual Report. Minn. Dept. of Employment and Economic Development. February 27, 2014. HD6993.M6 M56 2014. Minn. Publication 14-0341.
Mandated by: 2013 Minn. Laws Chap. 85 Art. 3 Sec. 1 (Minn. Stat. 116J.013)

Education-Higher

Minnesota State Grant Projections Report. Minn. Office of Higher Education. February 15, 2014. LB2342.15.M6 P78 2014 Feb.. Minn. Publication 14-0257.
Mandated by: 2007 Minn. Laws Chap. 144 Art. 2 Sec. 20 (Minn. Stat. 136A.121 Subd. 19)

Minnesota Tuition Reciprocity Annual Report. Minn. Office of Higher Education. January 2014. LB2342.5.M6 T85 2014. Minn. Publication 14-0243.
Mandated by: 2005 Minn. Laws Chap. 107 Art. 2 Sec. 15 (Minn. Stat. 136A.08 Subd. 7)

Education-K-12

A Geographic Cost-of-Education Index for Minnesota. Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs. December 2005. LB2826.M6 B37 2005.

Myers, John. Determining the Cost of Education in Minnesota: Continuing the work of the Governor's Education Funding Reform Task Force. . December 2, 2005. LB2826.M6 M94 2005.

Estimating the Cost of an Adequate Education in Minnesota. . November 2006. LB2826.M6 S55 2006.

Larson, Lisa. Short Subjects: Minnesota's New High School Assessments (Update). House Research. May 2014. HN79.M6 S56 2014.

Technical Manual for Minnesota's Title I and Title III Assessments. Minn. Dept. of Education. April 9, 2012. LB3052.M6 T43 2010/2011. Minn. Publication 14-0523.

Elderly

America's Health Rankings, Senior Report: A Call to Action for Individuals and Their Communities. America's Health Rankings. 2014. RA408.A3 A44 2014.

Elections

Combined Federal / State Disclosure and Election Directory. Federal Election Commission. April 2014. Ref JK1991.C645 2014.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Gehring, Matt. Short Subjects: Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board Appointments (Updated). House Research. May 2014. HN79.M6 S56 2014.

Energy Issues

Public Power Annual Directory and Statistical Report: Supplement to Public Power Magazine. American Public Power Association. 2014. Ref HD9685.U4 A746 2014/2015.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Renewable Energy Innovation Project: Proof of Concept Center Plan for Minnesota. Renewable Energy Innovation Project. 2014. TJ807.9.U6 R46 2014.

Environment/Natural Resources

Enger, Steve and Emily Bartusek. Management of Rooted Aquatic Vegetation, Algae, Leeches, Swimmer's Itch. Minn. Dept. of Natural Resources. May 2014. SB614.3.U6 M36 2013. Minn. Publication 14-0620.

Minnesota's Groundwater: Is Our Use Sustainable?. Freshwater Society. April 2013. TD224.M6 M565 2013.

Ethnic Minorities

Erickson, Sue. A Guide to Understanding Ojibwe Treaty Rights. Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission. January 2014. E99.C6 O35 2014.

American Indian Law Deskbook 2011 Supplement. University Press of Colorado. 2011. KF8205 .A762 2011.

Governing/Government-Local

Directory of Minnesota City Officials. League of Minnesota Cities. 2014. Ref JS451.L35 2014.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Municipal Year Book. International City/County Management Association. 2014. Ref JS344.C5 A24 2014.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Governing/Government-State

Executive Branch Advisory Groups Recommendations. Legislative Commission on Planning and Fiscal Policy. December 18, 2013. JK6149.C7 E94 2014 Recomm.. Minn. Publication 14-0357.
Mandated by: 2013 Minn. Laws Chap. 142 Art. 2 Sec. 1 (Minn. Stat. 3.885 Subd. 11)

Financial Audit Division Report: Department of Human Rights. Office of the Legislative Auditor. June 5, 2014. HJ9865 .A27 no. 14-15. Minn. Publication 14-0603.

Quadriga Monument: 2014 Maintenance Report. Minn. Dept. of Administration. May 30, 2014. NA4412.M6 J462 2014.

Government Finance

Budget of the United States Government. Government Printing Office. 2014. HJ2051.A59 2015.

Manzi, Nina. Major State Aids and Taxes: A Comparative Analysis. House Research. June 2014. HJ9110 .B32 2010. Minn. Publication 14-0616.

Manzi, Nina. Short Subjects: Major State Aids and Taxes: An Overview of the 2010 Update. House Research. June 2014. HN79.M6 S56 2014.

State Budget Actions. National Conference of State Legislatures. November 2013. Ref HJ275 .S74 2013/2014.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Health Care

America's Health Rankings, Senior Report: A Call to Action for Individuals and Their Communities. America's Health Rankings. 2014. RA408.A3 A44 2014.

Community First Services and Supports Recommendations. Minn. Dept. of Human Services. February 2014. RA645.36.M6 C668 2014. Minn. Publication 14-0338.
Mandated by: 2013 Minn. Laws Chap. 108 Art. 7 Sec. 49 Subd. 21 (Minn. Stat. 256B.85 Subd. 21)

Early Impacts of Dental Therapists in Minnesota. Minn. Dept. of Health; Minn. Board of Dentistry. February 2014. RK52.3.M6 E37 2014. Minn. Publication 14-0255.
Mandated by: 2009 Minn. Laws Chap. 95 Art. 3 Sec. 31

Early Impacts of the Affordable Care Act on Health Insurance Coverage in Minnesota. University of Minnesota. June 2014. HG9397.5.M6 E27 2014.

Minnesota Pilot Provider Survey. Minn. Dept. of Human Services. March 2014. RA395.A4 M576 2014. Minn. Publication 14-0343.
Mandated by: 2013 Minn. Laws Chap. 108 Art. 4 Sec. 30

Short Subjects: Nursing Facility Reimbursement. House Research. June 2014. HN79.M6 S56 2014.

State By State Guide to Managed Care Law. Commerce Clearing House. 2014. Ref KF 1183.Z95 S73 2014.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Judicial Administration/Courts

Judges' Retirement Plan Handbook. Minn. State Retirement System. 2012. KFM5925.5.S3 J82 2012. Minn. Publication 14-0610.

Pirius, Rebecca. The Minnesota Judiciary: A Guide for Legislators. House Research. May 2014. KFM5910 .A25 2014. Minn. Publication 14-0607.

Labor & Employment Issues

Employer-Reported Workplace Injuries and Illnesses. Bureau of Labor Statistics. November 7, 2013. Ref HD7262.5.U6 N49 2012.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Mining Industries

An Ethical Analysis of PolyMet's Proposed Mine. University of Minnesota. March 26, 2014. HD9506.U63 M63 2014.

Minnesota History

The Future of History Matters: 20-Year Vision and Five-Year Strategic Plan for History in Minnesota and the Minnesota Historical Society. Minn. Historical Society. December 2013. F601 .F88 2013. Minn. Publication 14-0605.

Privacy

Guarding Your Privacy: Tips to Prevent Identity Theft. Office of the Attorney General. April 2013. HV6679 .G83 2013. Minn. Publication 14-0608.

Public Employees

General Employees Retirement Handbook. Minn. State Retirement System. 2011. JK6160.P4 M66m 2011. Minn. Publication 14-0614.

Public Welfare

Punelli, Danyell. Short Subjects: Minnesota Family Investment Program (Revised). House Research. June 2014. HN79.M6 S56 2014.

Retirement Income

Actuarial Review of the Retirement Systems under the Minnesota Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement. Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement. February 18, 2014. JK6160.P4 M66lx 2013. Minn. Publication 14-0537.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 356.215 Subd. 3

Correctional Employee's Retirement Plan Handbook. Minn. State Retirement System. 2011. JK6160.P4 M66n 2011. Minn. Publication 14-0611.

General Employees Retirement Handbook. Minn. State Retirement System. 2011. JK6160.P4 M66m 2011. Minn. Publication 14-0614.

Judges' Retirement Plan Handbook. Minn. State Retirement System. 2012. KFM5925.5.S3 J82 2012. Minn. Publication 14-0610.

Replication of the Actuarial Valuation of the Minnesota State Retirement System Correctional Employees Retirement Fund. Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement. January 31, 2014. JK6160.P4 C682 2013. Minn. Publication 14-0534.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 356.214 Subd. 4

Replication of the Actuarial Valuation of the Minnesota State Retirement System State Patrol Retirement Fund. Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement. January 31, 2014. JK6160.P4 S832 2013. Minn. Publication 14-0535.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 356.214 Subd. 4

State Patrol Retirement Plan Handbook. Minn. State Retirement System. 2012. HV8145.M6 M58c 2012. Minn. Publication 14-0612.

Unclassified Retirement Plan Handbook. Minn. State Retirement System. 2012. JK6160.P4 U52x 2012. Minn. Publication 14-0613.

Sports Teams/Stadiums

Background Materials Distributed to Members of Stadium Task Force. . November 27, 2001. GV416.M6 B33 2001.

Taxation

Manzi, Nina. Major State Aids and Taxes: A Comparative Analysis. House Research. June 2014. HJ9110 .B32 2010. Minn. Publication 14-0616.

Minnesota Moves Ahead: Tax Fairness in the 50 States. Minnesota 2020. May 2014. HJ2322.A3 V362 2014.

Manzi, Nina and Joel Michael. Short Subjects: Capital Gains Taxation: Federal and State (Updated). House Research. June 2014. HN79.M6 S56 2014.

Manzi, Nina. Short Subjects: Major State Aids and Taxes: An Overview of the 2010 Update. House Research. June 2014. HN79.M6 S56 2014.

Manzi, Nina. Short Subjects: Minnesota Taxable Income (Updated). House Research. June 2014. HN79.M6 S56 2014.

Manzi, Nina. Short Subjects: The Federal Earned Income Tax Credit and Minnesota Working Family Credit: An Overview (Updated). House Research. June 2014. HN79.M6 S56 2014.

Traffic Safety

Section 164: DWI Repeat Offender Fund Expenditure Report. Minn. Dept. of Transportation; Minn. Dept. of Public Safety. 2014. HE213.M6 M568 2013. Minn. Publication 14-0561.
Mandated by: 2003 Minn. Laws 1st Spl. Sess. Chap. 19 Art. 1 Sec. 4 Subd. 5
Mandated by: 2001 Minn. Laws 1st Spl. Sess. Chap. 8 Art. 4 Sec. 10 Subd. 1

Transportation

Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, Metropolitan Airports Commission. Metropolitan Airports Commission.  HE9813.M6 M563 2013. Minn. Publication 14-0609.

Highway Transitway Corridor Study: Final Report. Metropolitan Council. May 2014. HE310.T85 H58 2014. Minn. Publication 14-0601.

Metropolitan Freeway System Congestion Report. Minn. Dept. of Transportation. May 2014. HE336 .C64 M48 2013. Minn. Publication 14-0557.

Minnesota Department of Transportation Research Services & Library: At-A-Glance. Minn. Dept. of Transportation.  HE192.55.M6 M562 2013. Minn. Publication 14-0503.

Trunk Highway Debt Service Report. Minn. Management & Budget. February 28, 2014. HE356.M6 T78 2014. Minn. Publication 14-0328.
Mandated by: 2008 Minn. Laws Chap. 152 Art. 2 Sec. 1 Subd. 2 (Minn. Stat. 296A.083)

New Periodicals

First Things. 10/year

Page One Economics Newsletter. 9/year
Page One Economics Newsletter are simple, brief essays on current economic topics for the general public, librarians and students.

Mandated Reports

Actuarial Review of the Retirement Systems under the Minnesota Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement. Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement. February 18, 2014. JK6160.P4 M66lx 2013. Minn. Publication 14-0537.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 356.215 Subd. 3

Annual Report, Minnesota State Fair. Minn. State Agricultural Society. 2014. S77.A2 2013. Minn. Publication 14-0604.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 37.06

Community First Services and Supports Recommendations. Minn. Dept. of Human Services. February 2014. RA645.36.M6 C668 2014. Minn. Publication 14-0338.
Mandated by: 2013 Minn. Laws Chap. 108 Art. 7 Sec. 49 Subd. 21 (Minn. Stat. 256B.85 Subd. 21)

Criminal Forfeitures in Minnesota. Office of the State Auditor. June 4, 2014. KFM5965.F6 C75 2013. Minn. Publication 14-0602.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 609.5315 Subd. 6

Early Impacts of Dental Therapists in Minnesota. Minn. Dept. of Health; Minn. Board of Dentistry. February 2014. RK52.3.M6 E37 2014. Minn. Publication 14-0255.
Mandated by: 2009 Minn. Laws Chap. 95 Art. 3 Sec. 31

Executive Branch Advisory Groups Recommendations. Legislative Commission on Planning and Fiscal Policy. December 18, 2013. JK6149.C7 E94 2014 Recomm.. Minn. Publication 14-0357.
Mandated by: 2013 Minn. Laws Chap. 142 Art. 2 Sec. 1 (Minn. Stat. 3.885 Subd. 11)

Minnesota Cost of Living Study Annual Report. Minn. Dept. of Employment and Economic Development. February 27, 2014. HD6993.M6 M56 2014. Minn. Publication 14-0341.
Mandated by: 2013 Minn. Laws Chap. 85 Art. 3 Sec. 1 (Minn. Stat. 116J.013)

Minnesota Pilot Provider Survey. Minn. Dept. of Human Services. March 2014. RA395.A4 M576 2014. Minn. Publication 14-0343.
Mandated by: 2013 Minn. Laws Chap. 108 Art. 4 Sec. 30

Minnesota State Grant Projections Report. Minn. Office of Higher Education. February 15, 2014. LB2342.15.M6 P78 2014 Feb.. Minn. Publication 14-0257.
Mandated by: 2007 Minn. Laws Chap. 144 Art. 2 Sec. 20 (Minn. Stat. 136A.121 Subd. 19)

Minnesota Tuition Reciprocity Annual Report. Minn. Office of Higher Education. January 2014. LB2342.5.M6 T85 2014. Minn. Publication 14-0243.
Mandated by: 2005 Minn. Laws Chap. 107 Art. 2 Sec. 15 (Minn. Stat. 136A.08 Subd. 7)

Replication of the Actuarial Valuation of the Minnesota State Retirement System Correctional Employees Retirement Fund. Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement. January 31, 2014. JK6160.P4 C682 2013. Minn. Publication 14-0534.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 356.214 Subd. 4

Replication of the Actuarial Valuation of the Minnesota State Retirement System State Patrol Retirement Fund. Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement. January 31, 2014. JK6160.P4 S832 2013. Minn. Publication 14-0535.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 356.214 Subd. 4

Section 164: DWI Repeat Offender Fund Expenditure Report. Minn. Dept. of Transportation; Minn. Dept. of Public Safety. 2014. HE213.M6 M568 2013. Minn. Publication 14-0561.
Mandated by: 2003 Minn. Laws 1st Spl. Sess. Chap. 19 Art. 1 Sec. 4 Subd. 5
Mandated by: 2001 Minn. Laws 1st Spl. Sess. Chap. 8 Art. 4 Sec. 10 Subd. 1

Trunk Highway Debt Service Report. Minn. Management & Budget. February 28, 2014. HE356.M6 T78 2014. Minn. Publication 14-0328.
Mandated by: 2008 Minn. Laws Chap. 152 Art. 2 Sec. 1 Subd. 2 (Minn. Stat. 296A.083)

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