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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Governor McDonnell’s Commission on Government Reform & Restructuring: Report to the Governor

Categories: Govt Finance,Govt Processes/Organization,Virginia Issues

Final report of the commission.  Includes 133 recommendations which call for reducing budget spending by 2%,  privatizing the state-run liquor stores,  the elimination of unnecessary state mandates on localities, and more use of telecommuting and alternate  work schedules.   From the Commission and the Office of the Governor.

Hate Crime Statistics 2009

Categories: Crime/Justice,Disability,Religion/Ethics,Statistics

Covers crimes motivated by biases based on race, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity/national origin, or disability.  From the Federal Bureau of Investigation

Maritime Security: Ferry Security Measures …

Categories: Homeland Security,Terrorism,Transportation

Assesses terrorism risk to ferries and actions taken by police, government officials and ferry operators to protect ferries and their passengers.  From the Government Accountability Office

Immigration Policy in the United States: An Update

Categories: Immigration/Migration,Laws/Regulations,Statistics

This report updates a February 2006 paper Immigration Policy in the United States.  It presents data through 2009 on permanent and temporary admissions of foreign nationals to the U.S., the number and types of visas issued, the naturalization of residents, and enforcement of immigration laws.  From the Congressional Budget Office

Daylight Saving Bill 2010-11

Categories: Great Britain

Would require the British government to conduct an analysis of the potential costs and benefits of advancing time by one hour for all or part of the year.  House of Commons Library Research Paper 10/78

European Union Bill

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,European Union,Great Britain,Treaties

Would establish a “referendum lock” on any future treaty that transferred powers from Britain to the European Union, so a referendum would need to be held on the treaty and approval given by the voters.  House of Commons Library Research Paper 10/79

Governor McDonnell Announces Investment in Higher Education

Categories: Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Virginia Issues

Announces Governor’s intention to request $50 million in newer higher education funding for the next biennial budget.  Also announces recommendations to come from Commission on Higher Education Reform, Innovation and Investment in areas of economic opportunity, reform-based investment, and affordable access.  From the Office of the Governor.