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Author: Susan J. Irving
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: experiences, states, three, budgeting, biennial
Number of Pages: 47
Published: 2002-09
ISBN-10: 0756718406
ISBN-13: 9780756718404

Congress has periodically expressed interest in converting the Fed. budget process from an annual to a biennial cycle (BC). However, proposals to move to a BC raise a number of concerns. Both opponents & proponents of a BC have used states' experiences to support their positions. Currently, 23 states have all or part of their budget on a BC. This report studies the BC process of Arizona, Connecticut, & Ohio in detail. It examines how: (1) Arizona & Connecticut implemented their transition from an annual to a BC; (2) each of the 3 states budgets in the off year of its cycle, & (3) each of the s

Author: David P. Bixler
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: promise, increasing, work, participation, show, approaches, reform, three, states, welfare
Number of Pages: 61
Published: 1997-06-01
ISBN-10: 0788147587
ISBN-13: 9780788147586

Reviews the experiences of three states -- Massachusetts, Michigan, & Utah -- under waivers with increasing the proportion of welfare recipients participating in work & work related activities intended to move them toward self-sufficiency. It examines the policies & programs these states initiated to increase participation in such activities, determines the participation rates these states have achieved under their programs, & assesses whether these states are likely to meet the work participation rates specified in the new welfare law. Charts & tables. Bibliography.

Author: Anna Satcher Johnson
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: hiv, aids, states, areas, united, dependent, cases, surveillance, report, infection
Number of Pages: 63
Published: 2009-11
ISBN-10: 1437914640
ISBN-13: 9781437914641

Presents estimated numbers of cases of HIV/AIDS (cases of HIV infection, regardless of whether they have progressed to AIDS) from the 39 areas that have confidential name-based HIV infection reporting for a sufficient length of time (since at least 2003). These 33 states represent approx. 63% of the epidemic in the 50 states and the D.C. According to the number of reported AIDS cases, the 34 states with long-term HIV infection reporting represent approx. 66% of the cases in the 50 states and the D.C. From 2004 through 2007, the total number of new cases of HIV/AIDS increased 15% in the 34 stat

Author: Bernice Steinhardt
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: pandemic, address, gaps, planning, states, continue, federal, agencies, influenza, assist
Number of Pages: 52
Published: 2009-02
ISBN-10: 1437908357
ISBN-13: 9781437908350

The żImplementation Plan for the National Strategy for Pandemic Influenzaż states that in an influenza pandemic, the primary response will come from states and localities. To assist them with pandemic planning and exercising, Congress has provided $600 million to states and certain localities. This report: (1) describes how selected states and localities are planning for an influenza pandemic and who they involved; (2) describes the extent to which selected states and localities conducted exercises to test their influenza pandemic planing and incorporated lessons learned as a result; and (3)

Author: Liana Sun Wyler
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: threats, policy, updated, security, evolving, failing, states, weak
Number of Pages: 37
Published: 2010-10
ISBN-10: 1437935427
ISBN-13: 9781437935424

Although long a component of U.S. foreign policy, strengthening weak and failing states has increasingly emerged as a high-priority U.S. national security goal since the end of the Cold War. The threats from these states include: providing safe havens for terrorists, organized crime, and other illicit groups; causing conflict, regional instability, and humanitarian emergencies; and undermining efforts to promote democracy, good governance, and economic sustainability. This report: (1) Provides definitions of weak states and describes the links between weak states, U.S. national security, and d

Author: Gene L. Dodaro
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: fiscal, facing, stresses, congressional, testimony, funds, uses, states, localities, current, planned, recovery
Number of Pages: 52
Published: 2010-01
ISBN-10: 1437920691
ISBN-13: 9781437920697

This testimony is based on a report being released the same day -- the second in response to a mandate under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act). The report addresses: (1) selected states' and localities' uses of Recovery Act funds; (2) the approaches taken by the selected states and localities to ensure accountability for Recovery Act funds; and (3) states' plans to evaluate the impact of Recovery Act funds. The auditor focused on 16 states and certain localities in those jurisdictions as well as the District of Columbia -- representing about 65% of the U.S. popu

Author: Marnie S. Shaul
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: improve, knowledge, intervention, strategies, rates, graduation, education, could, states, define, child
Number of Pages: 65
Published: 2006-01-01
ISBN-10: 142230387X
ISBN-13: 9781422303870

About one-third of students entering high school do not graduate & face limited job prospects. The No Child Left Behind Act requires states to use graduation rates to measure how well students are educated. To assess the accuracy of states' rates & to review programs that may increase rates, this report examines: (1) the graduation rate definitions that states use & how the U.S. Dept. of Educ. (DoE) helped states meet legal requirements; (2) the factors that affect the accuracy of states' rates & DoE's role in ensuring accurate data; & (3) interventions with the potential to increase graduatio
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