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Just In

August 2014

fedgazette: Regional Business and Economics Newspaper

The fedgazette, published by the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, focuses just on business and economics, right? While that is mostly true, you may not know that this quarterly publication addresses a wide variety of subjects as they relate to the economy in upper-Midwestern states. In the July issue alone, there are in-depth articles on minimum wage, Bakken oil fields energy production, and new metal mining development in the Ninth District. Recent issues have addressed a variety of subjects such as  STEM education and careers, energy transportation, and green jobs. The fedgazette archive contains issues back to 1989.

Legislators and legislative staff can sign up for our Contents Pages service that allows you to receive the tables of contents for magazines, like the fedgazette. If you are already a Contents Pages subscriber, you may want to add the fedgazette to your list of titles.

If you would like further information on the Library's current awareness services, its collections, or research on any issue, 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 going to the main Just In page.

Business

Minnesota Business Expansion Report. Minn. Dept. of Employment and Economic Development. 2013. HD62.5 .M56 2012. Minn. Publication 14-0730.

Children/Youth/Families

Expenditures on Children by Families. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. August 2013. HQ792 .U6 E972 2012.

Aves, Lynn. Short Subjects: Child Support: Basic Questions (Updated). House Research. August 2014. HN79.M6 S56 2014.

Computers

Chopra, Aneesh. Innovative State: How New Technologies Can Transform Government. Atlantic Monthly Press. 2014. JK468.A8 C49 2014.

Horton, Sarah and Whitney Quesenbery. Web for Everyone: Designing Accessible User Experiences. Rosenfeld Media. 2013. TK5105.888 .H668 2013.

Crime & Corrections

HIV in Prisons. U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. September 2012. RA644.A25 H59 2001/2010.

Jails in Indian Country. U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. July 2014. HV8746.U5 J35 2013.

Economic Development

Annual Report Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission. Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission (Region 6W). 2014. HT393 .M62 U62x 2014. Minn. Publication 14-0714.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 462.393 Subd. 1

Education-Higher

Choosing a College: Minnesota College Guide. Minn. Office of Higher Education. 2013. L903.M6 Y68 2013/2014. Minn. Publication 14-0703.

Using Data to Determine Institutional Participation in State Student Aid Programs. Minn. Office of Higher Education. February 15, 2014. LB2342.15.M6 U85 2014. Minn. Publication 14-0272.
Mandated by: 2013 Minn. Laws Chap. 99 Art. 2 Sec. 26

Education-K-12

Larson, Lisa. Short Subjects: Student Bullying Policy. House Research. August 2014. HN79.M6 S56 2014.

State of Students of Color & American Indian Students Report. Minn. Minority Education Partnership.  LC3732 .M6 S73 2012.

State of Students of Color & American Indian Students Report. Minn. Minority Education Partnership.  LC3732 .M6 S73 2012 summ..

Student Achievement and Prosperity: the Indispensability of Competition and Choice in Minnesota K-12 Education. Center of the American Experiment. July 30, 2014. LB1027.9 .P43 2014.

Survey of America's Charter Schools. Center for Education Reform. 2014. LB2806.36 .A56 2014.

Teacher Prep Review. National Council on Teacher Quality. June 2014. LB1715 .T43 2014.

Elections

Iowa Voting Series, Paper 6: An Examination of Iowa Absentee Voting Since 2000. University of Iowa. May 2014. JF1033 .H34 2014.

Environment/Natural Resources

Environmental Permitting: MPCA's Semiannual Permitting Efficiency Report. Minn. Pollution Control Agency. August 1, 2014. TD194.66.M6 M56 2014 Aug.. Minn. Publication 14-0708.
Mandated by: 2011 Minn. Laws Chap. 4 Sec. 3 (Minn. Stat. 116.03 Subd. 2b)

Great Lakes Protection Fund Annual Report. Great Lakes Protection Fund.  TD171.3.A14 G74 2010.

Semi-Annual Environmental Permit Performance Report and Recommendations. Minn. Dept. of Natural Resources. August 1, 2014. TD194.66.M6 M57 2014 Aug.. Minn. Publication 14-0720.
Mandated by: 2011 Minn. Laws Chap. 4 Sec. 1 (Minn. Stat. 84.027 Subd. 14a)

Ethnic Minorities

Jails in Indian Country. U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. July 2014. HV8746.U5 J35 2013.

Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual Issues

Injustice at Every Turn: A Report of the National Transgender Discrimination Survey. National Center for Transgender Equality.  HQ77.965.U6 G72 2011.

Voices of Health: A Survey of LGBTQ Health in Minnesota. Rainbow Health Initiative. 2012. HQ73.3.U6 M62 2013.

Governing/Government-Local

Dyson, Deborah A. Short Subjects: State-Local Relations (Updated). House Research. August 2014. HN79.M6 S56 2014.

Governing/Government-State

Semi-Annual Environmental Permit Performance Report and Recommendations. Minn. Dept. of Natural Resources. August 1, 2014. TD194.66.M6 M57 2014 Aug.. Minn. Publication 14-0720.
Mandated by: 2011 Minn. Laws Chap. 4 Sec. 1 (Minn. Stat. 84.027 Subd. 14a)

Government Finance

Dyson, Deborah A. Short Subjects: State-Local Relations (Updated). House Research. August 2014. HN79.M6 S56 2014.

Health Care

America's Health Rankings: A Call to Action for Individuals and Their Communities. UnitedHealth Group. 2013. Ref RA407.3 .N86 2013.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Complaint Investigations of Minnesota Health Care Facilities. Minn. Dept. of Health. December 2012. RA981 .M6 C667 2009/2011. Minn. Publication 14-0711.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 626.557 Subd. 12b

Medical Assistance, and MinnesotaCare Payments in Calendar Year. Minn. Dept. of Human Services. June 2014. RA412.45.M6 M442 2012. Minn. Publication 14-0700.

Medical Assistance, General Assistance Medical Care, and MinnesotaCare Eligible Persons and Person Months in Calendar Year ..... Minn. Dept. of Human Services. May 9, 2014. RA412.45.M6 M44 2013. Minn. Publication 14-0699.

Minnesota Department of Human Services Forecast. Minn. Dept. of Human Services. December 5, 2013. HV98.M6 M568 2013 Nov.. Minn. Publication 14-0701.

Punelli, Danyell A. Short Subjects: Medicaid Long-Term Care Costs. House Research. August 2014. 

Labor & Employment Issues

State OSHA Annual Report (SOAR). Minn. Dept. of Labor and Industry. January 2, 2014. HD7655 .M6 A55 2013. Minn. Publication 14-0744.

Marijuana

Hudak, John. Colorado's Rollout of Legal Marijuana is Succeeding. Brookings Institute. July 2014. HV5822.M3 H83 2014.

Public Welfare

Medical Assistance, General Assistance Medical Care, and MinnesotaCare Eligible Persons and Person Months in Calendar Year ..... Minn. Dept. of Human Services. May 9, 2014. RA412.45.M6 M44 2013. Minn. Publication 14-0699.

Minnesota Department of Human Services Forecast. Minn. Dept. of Human Services. December 5, 2013. HV98.M6 M568 2013 Nov.. Minn. Publication 14-0701.

Minnesota Family Investment Program Annualized Self-Support Index and Work Participation Rate. Minn. Dept. of Human Services. July 2014. HV98.M6 M565 2014. Minn. Publication 14-0717.

Regional Governance

Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. Metropolitan Council. June 2014. HT394.T9 M47dx 2013. Minn. Publication 14-0706.

Retirement Income

Crockett, Kim. Keeping the Promise: Securing Retirement Benefits for Current and Future Public Employees. Center of the American Experiment.  JK6160.P4 C76 2014.

Taxation

Property Tax Law Summary. Minn. Dept. of Revenue. July 18, 2014. HJ4121.M6 S85 2014. Minn. Publication 14-0715.

Transportation

Arterial Transitway Corridors Study. Metropolitan Council. April 2012. HE310.T85 A78 2012. Minn. Publication 14-0631.

Midtown Corridor Alternatives Analysis: Final Report. Metropolitan Council. April 2014. HE310.T85 M538 2014. Minn. Publication 14-0629.

Orange Line Bus Rapid Transit: Project Plan Update. Metropolitan Council. April 2014. HE310.T85 O73 2014. Minn. Publication 14-0630.

Phase I Archaeological Survey for Bridge Replacement along CASH 72 in Otter Tail County, Minnesota. Minn. Dept. of Transportation. August 2010. C14-0014.

Phase I Archaeological Survey for Replacement of Bridge #5968 Along TH 42 at the City of Elgin, Wabasha County, Minnesota. Minn. Dept. of Transportation. December 2010. C14-0013.

Phase II Evaluation of Two Railroad Corridors for the Cross City Trail Project from Pulaski Street to 37th Avenue West Duluth, St. Louis County, Minnesota. Minn. Dept. of Transportation. May 2012. C14-0012.

Skyline Parkway Cultural Resources Inventory, Duluth, St. Louis County, Minnesota. Minn. Dept. of Transportation; City of Duluth. November 2011. C14-0011.

Urban Issues

Metro Residents Survey. Metropolitan Council. August 2013. HN80.T9 M49 2012. Minn. Publication 14-0719.

Veterans/Military Issues

Why is Veteran Unemployment So High?. RAND. 2014. UB357 .L68 2014.

New Periodicals

Canvass, The: States and Election Reform. 10/year
The Canvass, NCSL's elections newsletter, is designed to assemble data, legislative practices, and insight from the 50 states and U.S. territories into an "executive summary" for legislators and key staff.

Mandated Reports

Annual Report Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission. Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission (Region 6W). 2014. HT393 .M62 U62x 2014. Minn. Publication 14-0714.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 462.393 Subd. 1

Complaint Investigations of Minnesota Health Care Facilities. Minn. Dept. of Health. December 2012. RA981 .M6 C667 2009/2011. Minn. Publication 14-0711.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 626.557 Subd. 12b

Environmental Permitting: MPCA's Semiannual Permitting Efficiency Report. Minn. Pollution Control Agency. August 1, 2014. TD194.66.M6 M56 2014 Aug.. Minn. Publication 14-0708.
Mandated by: 2011 Minn. Laws Chap. 4 Sec. 3 (Minn. Stat. 116.03 Subd. 2b)

Semi-Annual Environmental Permit Performance Report and Recommendations. Minn. Dept. of Natural Resources. August 1, 2014. TD194.66.M6 M57 2014 Aug.. Minn. Publication 14-0720.
Mandated by: 2011 Minn. Laws Chap. 4 Sec. 1 (Minn. Stat. 84.027 Subd. 14a)

Using Data to Determine Institutional Participation in State Student Aid Programs. Minn. Office of Higher Education. February 15, 2014. LB2342.15.M6 U85 2014. Minn. Publication 14-0272.
Mandated by: 2013 Minn. Laws Chap. 99 Art. 2 Sec. 26

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