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June 2015

Start Your Summer Reading

Summer's here, and the time is right… for reading books about issues and policy! Start with a little transportation disquisition with James Longhurst's Bike Battles: A History of Sharing the American Road. Perhaps expand the scope with Move: Putting America's Infrastructure Back in the Lead by Rosabeth Moss Kanter. 

As the temperatures rise, try former Surgeon General William J. Bennet's cautionary tome, Going to Pot: Why the Rush to Legalize Marijuana Is Harming America, or Considering Marijuana Legalization: Insights for Vermont and Other Jurisdictions by Jonathan P Caulkins. As the sun sets, spend some time with The Age of Dignity: Preparing for the Elder Boom in a Changing America by Ai-jen Poo and Ariane Conrad.

Summer doesn't last forever, but criminal records do – with serious, persistent consequences according to James B. Jacobs's The Eternal Criminal Record. Finally, refresh your writing skills for the work days of summer with Mary Norris's entertaining Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen.

These new titles (and air conditioning!) are available at the LRL. Contact a librarian at 651-296-8338 or refdesk@lrl.leg.mn to check out a book or two.

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.

Agriculture

Dairy Market Statistics, Annual Summary. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. May 2015. Ref HD9275.U3 D315 2014.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Farm to Stream: Recommendations for Accelerating Soil and Water Stewardship. Freshwater Society. 2015. TD428.A37 F376 2015.

Impact of Poultry and Egg Production Losses and Poultry Processing Losses Due to the Avian Influenza. University of Minnesota. 2015. SF995.6.I6 I67 2015.

Arts

Region 2 Arts Council Biennial Plan. Region 2 Arts Council. 2015. NX742.M6 R422 2016/2017. Minn. Publication 15-0645.

Banking & Financial Services

Upper Midwest Financial Directory. Accuity. 2015. Ref HG2441.B35 2015.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Business

Minnesota Angel Tax Credit Program Annual Report. Minn. Dept. of Employment and Economic Development. April 13, 2015. HG4963 .M57 2014. Minn. Publication 15-0572.
Mandated by: 2010 Minn. Laws Chap. 216 Sec. 2 Subd. 9 (Minn. Stat. 116J.8737 Subd. 9)http://mn.gov/deed/images/Angel_Tax_Credit_Program.pdf

Children/Youth/Families

Homeless Children Served by Part C Infant and Toddler Intervention. Minn. Dept. of Education. July 2015. HV4506.M6 R47 2015. Minn. Publication 15-0732.
Mandated by: 2013 Minn. Laws Chap. 116 Art. 5 Sec. 30 (Minn. Stat. 125A.125)http://archive.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2015/mandated/150732.pdf

Crime & Corrections

Ramsey County GPS Screening Report - Years One and Two. Second Judicial District.  HV9279 .R36 2015. Minn. Publication 15-0584.
Mandated by: 2014 Minn. Laws Chap. 263 Sec. 3(b)http://archive.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2015/mandated/150584.pdf

Disability Issues

Transfers to Centers for Independent Living. Minn. Dept. of Employment and Economic Development. April 13, 2015. HV1555.M6 F57 2015. Minn. Publication 15-0573.
Mandated by: 2007 Minn. Laws Chap. 135 Art. 1 Sec. 3 Subd. 3(f)http://mn.gov/deed/images/Centers_for_Independent_Living_Report.pdf

Economics/Economy

America's Knowledge Economy: A State-By-State Review. Council of State Governments. 2015. HC79.I55 L36 2015.

Consumer Expenditures in 2013. U.S. Dept. of Labor. February 2015. HC110.C6 C56 2013.

Economic Report of the President. Government Printing Office. February 2015. Ref HC106.5 .A272 2015.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Education-Higher

America's Knowledge Economy: A State-By-State Review. Council of State Governments. 2015. HC79.I55 L36 2015.

Barron's Profiles of American Colleges. Barron's. 2015. Ref L901.P72 2016.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

State Higher Education Finance. State Higher Education Executive Officers. 2015. Ref LB2342 .S75 2014.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

University Plan, Performance and Accountability Report. University of Minnesota Board of Regents.  LD3322.9 .A43 2014. Minn. Publication 15-0641.
Mandated by: 2003 Minn. Laws Chap. 133 Art. 1 Sec. 4 Subd. 6http://www.academic.umn.edu/accountability/pdf/2014/2014_Accountability_Report.pdf

Education-K-12

Hill, Paul T. A Democratic Constitution for Public Education. University of Chicago. 2015. LC89 .H555 2015.

Best Practices in High Growth Schools. Minn. Dept. of Education. June 2015. LB2822.75 B47 2015. Minn. Publication 15-0731.
Mandated by: 2009 Minn. Laws Chap. 96 Art. 2 Sec. 12 Subd. 4 (Minn. Stat. 120B.35 Subd. 4)http://archive.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2015/mandated/150731.pdf

Minnesota School Finance History 1849-2014. Minn. Dept. of Education. May 2015. LB2826.M6 M45 2014. Minn. Publication 15-0628.

Technology Counts. Education Week. June 11, 2015. Ref LB1028.3 .T395 2015.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Valuing Our Best: Rethinking Minnesota's Teacher Layoff Law. MinnCAN. March 2015. LB2836 .V35 2015.

Elections

Statewide Electronic Roster Usage in the 2014 General Election. Minn. Secretary of State.  KFM5820.85.R4 S73 2015. Minn. Publication 15-0473.
Mandated by: 2014 Minn. Laws Chap. 288 Art. 1 Sec. 2http://archive.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2015/mandated/150473.pdf

Energy Issues

The Effects of North Dakota Oil Production on the Minnesota Economy. Minn. Dept. of Employment and Economic Development. April 2015. HD9567.M6 O54 2015. Minn. Publication 15-0571.
Mandated by: 2014 Minn. Laws Chap. 308 Art. 2 Sec. 20http://mn.gov/deed/images/NorthDakotaOilStudy.pdf

Environment/Natural Resources

Farm to Stream: Recommendations for Accelerating Soil and Water Stewardship. Freshwater Society. 2015. TD428.A37 F376 2015.

Enger, Steve and Emily Bartusek. Management of Rooted Aquatic Vegetation, Algae, Leeches, Swimmer's Itch. Minn. Dept. of Natural Resources. May 2015. SB614.3.U6 M36 2014. Minn. Publication 15-0670.

Governing/Government-Local

Local Government Lobbying Services. Office of the State Auditor. June 1, 2015. JK6174.5 .L64 2014. Minn. Publication 15-0665.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 6.76http://www.osa.state.mn.us/reports/gid/2014/lobby/Lobby_14_report.pdf

Government Finance

Wagner, Richard E. Charging for Government: User Charges and Earmarked Taxes in Principle and Practice. Routledge. 2011. HJ5347 .C43 1991.

Minnesota Price of Government Report. Minn. Management & Budget. February 2015. Ref HJ2053.M6 P72.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 16A.102http://www.mn.gov/mmb/images/15-feb-pog.pdf
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Health Care

Environmental Public Health Tracking & Biomonitoring: Report to the Minnesota Legislature. Minn. Dept. of Health. April 2015. RA566.4.M6 E586 2015. Minn. Publication 15-0667.
Mandated by: 2007 Minn. Laws Chap. 57 Art. 1 Sec. 144 Subd. 1 (Minn. Stat. 144.996 Subd. 1)http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/hpcd/tracking/pubs/2015legreport.pdf

Michael, Joel. Short Subjects: MinnesotaCare Provider Taxes (Updated). House Research. June 2015. HN79.M6 S56 2015.

Labor & Employment Issues

Minnesota Dislocated Worker Program. Minn. Dept. of Employment and Economic Development.  HD5708.55.U62 M562 2014. Minn. Publication 15-0646.
Mandated by: 2004 Minn. Laws Chap. 257 Sec. 8 (Minn. Stat. 116L.17 Subd. 6(e))http://mn.gov/deed/images/Dislocated_Worker_Program_Annual_Report.pdf

Legislatures

Lobbyist Handbook. Minn. Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board. February 19, 2015. JK2498 .M56 2015. Minn. Publication 15-0680.

Local Government Lobbying Services. Office of the State Auditor. June 1, 2015. JK6174.5 .L64 2014. Minn. Publication 15-0665.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 6.76http://www.osa.state.mn.us/reports/gid/2014/lobby/Lobby_14_report.pdf

Poverty

Homeless Children Served by Part C Infant and Toddler Intervention. Minn. Dept. of Education. July 2015. HV4506.M6 R47 2015. Minn. Publication 15-0732.
Mandated by: 2013 Minn. Laws Chap. 116 Art. 5 Sec. 30 (Minn. Stat. 125A.125)http://archive.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2015/mandated/150732.pdf

Public Welfare

Punelli, Danyell. Short Subjects: Minnesota Family Investment Program (Updated). House Research. May 2015. HN79.M6 S56 2015.

Sports Teams/Stadiums

Minnesota Sports Economic Impact Engine. Minn. Amateur Sports Commission. 2013. GV716 .M56 2013. Minn. Publication 15-0651.

State By State Comparisons

50-State Property Tax Comparison Study. Lincoln Institute of Land Policy; Minn. Center for Fiscal Excellence. April 2015. Ref HJ4120 .A19 2014.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Taxation

50-State Property Tax Comparison Study. Lincoln Institute of Land Policy; Minn. Center for Fiscal Excellence. April 2015. Ref HJ4120 .A19 2014.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Wagner, Richard E. Charging for Government: User Charges and Earmarked Taxes in Principle and Practice. Routledge. 2011. HJ5347 .C43 1991.

Manzi, Nina. Major State Aids and Taxes: A Comparative Analysis. House Research. May 2015. HJ9110 .B32 2011. Minn. Publication 15-0678.

Michael, Joel. Short Subjects: Apportionment of Corporate Franchise Tax (Updated). House Research. June 2015. HN79.M6 S56 2015.

Michael, Joel. Short Subjects: Corporate Franchise Tax (Updated). House Research. June 2015. HN79.M6 S56 2015.

Manzi, Nina. Short Subjects: Major State Aids and Taxes: An Overview of the 2011 Update. House Research. May 2015. HN79.M6 S56 2015.

Manzi, Nina. Short Subjects: Minnesota Taxable Income (Updated). House Research. June 2015. HN79.M6 S56 2015.

Michael, Joel. Short Subjects: Single Sales Apportionment of Corporate Franchise Tax (Updated). House Research. June 2015. HN79.M6 S56 2015.

Michael, Joel. Short Subjects: TIF Redevelopment Districts (Updated). House Research. June 2015. HN79.M6 S56 2015.

Transportation

Longhurst, James. Bike Battles: A History of Sharing the American Road. University of Washington Press. 2015. HE5737 .L66 2015.

Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, Metropolitan Airports Commission. Metropolitan Airports Commission.  HE9813.M6 M563 2014. Minn. Publication 15-0727.

County Screening Board Data. Minn. Dept. of Transportation. Spring 2015. HE356.M6 M54a 2015 Spring. Minn. Publication 15-0676.

Guide to the Supplemental Draft EIS : Southwest Light Rail Transit (Metro Green Line Extension). Metropolitan Council. May 2015. TD194.56.M6 S689 2015 Guide. Minn. Publication 15-0639.

Kanter, Rosabeth Moss. Move: Putting America's Infrastructure Back in the Lead. W. W. Norton and Company. 2015. HE151 .K323 2015.

Railroad Facts. Association of American Railroads. 2015. Ref HE2751 .E13x 2014.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Southwest Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement. Metropolitan Council. May 2015. TD194.56.M6 S689 2015. Minn. Publication 15-0640.
Mandated by: 2009 Minn. Laws Chap. 93 Art. 1 Sec. 12 Subd. 2http://www.metrocouncil.org/Transportation/Projects/Current-Projects/Southwest-LRT/Environmental/SDEIS/Chapters.aspx

Transportation Funds Forecast. Minn. Dept. of Transportation. February 2015. HE196.5 .M567 2015 Feb.. Minn. Publication 15-0679.
Mandated by: 2003 Minn. Laws 1st Spl. Sess. Chap. 19 Art. 2 Sec. 41 (Minn. Stat. 174.03 Subd. 9)http://archive.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2015/mandated/150679.pdf

Transportation Statistics Annual Report. U.S. Dept. of Transportation. 2014. Ref HE202.5 .T747 2013.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Mandated Reports

Best Practices in High Growth Schools. Minn. Dept. of Education. June 2015. LB2822.75 B47 2015. Minn. Publication 15-0731.
Mandated by: 2009 Minn. Laws Chap. 96 Art. 2 Sec. 12 Subd. 4 (Minn. Stat. 120B.35 Subd. 4)http://archive.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2015/mandated/150731.pdf

Environmental Public Health Tracking & Biomonitoring: Report to the Minnesota Legislature. Minn. Dept. of Health. April 2015. RA566.4.M6 E586 2015. Minn. Publication 15-0667.
Mandated by: 2007 Minn. Laws Chap. 57 Art. 1 Sec. 144 Subd. 1 (Minn. Stat. 144.996 Subd. 1)http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/hpcd/tracking/pubs/2015legreport.pdf

Homeless Children Served by Part C Infant and Toddler Intervention. Minn. Dept. of Education. July 2015. HV4506.M6 R47 2015. Minn. Publication 15-0732.
Mandated by: 2013 Minn. Laws Chap. 116 Art. 5 Sec. 30 (Minn. Stat. 125A.125)http://archive.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2015/mandated/150732.pdf

Local Government Lobbying Services. Office of the State Auditor. June 1, 2015. JK6174.5 .L64 2014. Minn. Publication 15-0665.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 6.76http://www.osa.state.mn.us/reports/gid/2014/lobby/Lobby_14_report.pdf

Minnesota Angel Tax Credit Program Annual Report. Minn. Dept. of Employment and Economic Development. April 13, 2015. HG4963 .M57 2014. Minn. Publication 15-0572.
Mandated by: 2010 Minn. Laws Chap. 216 Sec. 2 Subd. 9 (Minn. Stat. 116J.8737 Subd. 9)http://mn.gov/deed/images/Angel_Tax_Credit_Program.pdf

Minnesota Dislocated Worker Program. Minn. Dept. of Employment and Economic Development.  HD5708.55.U62 M562 2014. Minn. Publication 15-0646.
Mandated by: 2004 Minn. Laws Chap. 257 Sec. 8 (Minn. Stat. 116L.17 Subd. 6(e))http://mn.gov/deed/images/Dislocated_Worker_Program_Annual_Report.pdf

Minnesota Price of Government Report. Minn. Management & Budget. February 2015. Ref HJ2053.M6 P72.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 16A.102http://www.mn.gov/mmb/images/15-feb-pog.pdf
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Ramsey County GPS Screening Report - Years One and Two. Second Judicial District.  HV9279 .R36 2015. Minn. Publication 15-0584.
Mandated by: 2014 Minn. Laws Chap. 263 Sec. 3(b)http://archive.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2015/mandated/150584.pdf

Southwest Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement. Metropolitan Council. May 2015. TD194.56.M6 S689 2015. Minn. Publication 15-0640.
Mandated by: 2009 Minn. Laws Chap. 93 Art. 1 Sec. 12 Subd. 2http://www.metrocouncil.org/Transportation/Projects/Current-Projects/Southwest-LRT/Environmental/SDEIS/Chapters.aspx

Statewide Electronic Roster Usage in the 2014 General Election. Minn. Secretary of State.  KFM5820.85.R4 S73 2015. Minn. Publication 15-0473.
Mandated by: 2014 Minn. Laws Chap. 288 Art. 1 Sec. 2http://archive.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2015/mandated/150473.pdf

The Effects of North Dakota Oil Production on the Minnesota Economy. Minn. Dept. of Employment and Economic Development. April 2015. HD9567.M6 O54 2015. Minn. Publication 15-0571.
Mandated by: 2014 Minn. Laws Chap. 308 Art. 2 Sec. 20http://mn.gov/deed/images/NorthDakotaOilStudy.pdf

Transfers to Centers for Independent Living. Minn. Dept. of Employment and Economic Development. April 13, 2015. HV1555.M6 F57 2015. Minn. Publication 15-0573.
Mandated by: 2007 Minn. Laws Chap. 135 Art. 1 Sec. 3 Subd. 3(f)http://mn.gov/deed/images/Centers_for_Independent_Living_Report.pdf

Transportation Funds Forecast. Minn. Dept. of Transportation. February 2015. HE196.5 .M567 2015 Feb.. Minn. Publication 15-0679.
Mandated by: 2003 Minn. Laws 1st Spl. Sess. Chap. 19 Art. 2 Sec. 41 (Minn. Stat. 174.03 Subd. 9)http://archive.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2015/mandated/150679.pdf

University Plan, Performance and Accountability Report. University of Minnesota Board of Regents.  LD3322.9 .A43 2014. Minn. Publication 15-0641.
Mandated by: 2003 Minn. Laws Chap. 133 Art. 1 Sec. 4 Subd. 6http://www.academic.umn.edu/accountability/pdf/2014/2014_Accountability_Report.pdf