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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Oil and Gas Boom Driving Population Growth in the Great Plains

Categories: Energy,Population/Census,Statistics

Press release on population surge in Great Plains and Texas from energy development factors.  Includes lists of 10 fastest growing metro and micro areas by numeric and percentage increases.  From the Census Bureau


The Decline in Private School Enrollment

Categories: Education,Population/Census,Statistics

Tries to provide background information on declining private school attendance by comparing trends across datasets and subgroups and exploring possible underlying causes of the decline.  Working paper from the Census Bureau


Workers with a Disability Less Likely to be Employed, More Likely to Hold Jobs with Lower Earnings

Categories: Disability,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Population/Census,Statistics

Press release on characteristics of workers with disabilities.  Also describes types of jobs most frequently held by those with disabilities.  Provides links to detail data.  From the Census Bureau


A Review of the Operations of the Voting Section of the Civil Rights Division

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Govt Personnel,Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines

Lengthy investigation by the Inspector General of allegations that the section of the Justice Department that enforces voting rights laws has been disrupted by partisan tensions, ideological harassment, and unprofessional behavior over the past two administrations  From the Office of the Inspector General of the Justice Department


Virginia Budget Bill (2013 Session)

Categories: Govt Finance,Laws/Regulations,Virginia Issues

Text of the enrolled bill passed by the legislature and awaiting the governor’s signature.  From the Virgina General Assembly’s Legislative Information Service


Governor McDonnell’s Task Force for Local Government Mandate Review

Categories: Laws/Regulations,Virginia Issues

Draft version of second interim report of the group set up in 2011 to review the burden of state mandates on localities.  After succeeding in eliminating many state mandates during the 2012 legislative session, the emphasis is now on improving the efficiency and delivery of services.  From the Task Force and the Department of Housing and Community Development