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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Venezuela: Country Analysis Brief

Categories: Energy,Latin America,Venezuela

http://www.eia.doe.gov/EMEU/cabs/Venezuela/pdf.pdf

Energy profile of the country with the largest petroleum reserves in the Western Hemisphere, 211 billion barrels of proven reserves, and a major supplier to the U.S.  From the Energy Information Administration

Intercity Passenger and Freight Rail

Categories: Business/Economics,Environment,Transportation,Urban Issues

http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d11290.pdf

Looks at environmental and economic development benefits from shifting passenger and freight traffic to rail from highways.  From the Government Accountability Office

Defense Acquisitions: Assessments of Selected Weapon Programs

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Finance,Govt Procurement

http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d11233sp.pdf

The ninth annual assessment of DOD weapon systems acquisitions, an area on the federal government high-risk list.  Includes observations on the performance of 98 major defense acquisition programs.  From the Government Accountability Office

Governor McDonnell Sends Down Budget Amendments

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Retirement/Social Security,Virginia Issues

http://www.governor.virginia.gov/news/viewRelease.cfm?id=664

The governor’s amendments to the budget passed by the General Assembly during the 2011 session include adding $27 million to the Virginia Retirement System by increasing the employer contribution and adding language authorizing the creation of an optional defined contribution plan for state employees.  From the Office of the Governor

Hampton Roads, Virginia Eight-Hour Ozone Maintenance Area; Transportation Conformity Analysis: 2030 Long Range Transportation Plan … Final Report

Categories: Environment,Laws/Regulations,Transportation,Virginia Issues

http://www.hrtpo.org/Documents/RCA%20HR%202030%20LRTP_FY%2009-12%20TIP.pdf

Provides plan for maintaining local compliance with federal eight-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard.  From the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization

2010 Census Data on Virginia’s Young Population

Categories: Children,Population/Census,Statistics,Virginia Issues,Youth

http://www.coopercenter.org/demographics/publications/2010-census-data-virginias-young-population

Brief paper with statistical highlights for Virginia’s population under 18.    From the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia

The Economic Impact of the Horse Industry in Virginia

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Animals/Wildlife,Business/Economics,Statistics,Virginia Issues

http://www.coopercenter.org/econ/publications/economic-impact-horse-industry-virginia

Argues that the horse industry had a total economic impact of 16,000 jobs in 2010 and a value-added impact of nearly $670 million.  From the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia

Virginia Redistricting Plans Census 2010

Categories: Maps/Geography,Population/Census,Virginia Issues

http://redistricting.dls.virginia.gov/2010/RedistrictingPlans.aspx

Provides current House of Delegates and State Senate plans for 2010 redistricting.  From the Virginia Division of Legislative Services

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