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Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs

Categories: Education,Food/Nutrition,Headlines,Laws/Regulations

Final rule which requires schools to increase the nutritional quality and reduce the sodium and fat levels in school meals.  From the U.S. Department of Agriculture\


Justice Department Obtains Comprehensive ADA Agreement Regarding the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Developmental Disabilities System

Categories: Disability,Federal State Relations,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Mental Health,Virginia Issues

Federal government press release on the agreement with Virginia that brings the state into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Supreme Court Olmstead decision that requires individuals with developmental disabilities be provided services in the most integrated settings possible.  From the Justice Department


Virginia Compared to the Other States: National Rankings on Taxes, Budgetary Components, and Other Indicators: 2012 Edition

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Taxes,Virginia Issues

Comparative statistics on taxes, budgets, income, unemployment, spending trends and more.  This edition introduces new measures of costs associated with higher education and public safety.  From the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission


Annual Energy Outlook 2012 Early Release Overview

Categories: Energy,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Early release of a document that will be fully released  in Spring 2012.  Attempts to forecast factors that will affect energy markets in the long term.  From the Energy Information Administration


Guidelines on Security and Privacy in Public Cloud Computing

Categories: Homeland Security,Privacy,Science/Technology,Telecommunications/Internet

Provides an overview of the security and privacy challenges related to public cloud computing and describes considerations to keep in mind when outsourcing data, applications, and infrastructure to a public cloud environment.  From the National Institute of Standards and Technology


National Taxpayer Advocate 2011 Annual Report to Congress

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Taxes

Argues that the expanding workload and declining resources of the Internal Revenue Service is leading to inadequate taxpayer service, erosion of taxpayer rights, and reduced tax compliance.  From the Internal Revenue Service


Chesapeake Bay Phase II Watershed Implementation Plan: Hampton Roads Regional Planning Framework, Scenario, and Strategies

Categories: Chesapeake Bay,Environment,Natural Resources,Virginia Issues

Documents the efforts of the Hampton Roads region to participate in Virginia’s Phase II plan for safeguarding the quality of water in the Chesapeake Bay and managing land use in the Bay area.  From the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission


State Spending on the Standards of Quality (SOQ): FY 2011

Categories: Education,Govt Finance,Virginia Issues$file/RD47.pdf

Annual report on the funding provided by the state of Virginia to each locality for education that meets the requirements of the Standards of Quality.  From the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission


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