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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Impact of Regulations on Virginia’s Manufacturing Sector: 2016

Categories: Laws/Regulations,Manufacturing,Statistics,Taxes,Virginia Issues

Updates a 2006 report on the same topic.  Finds that most regulations affecting Virginia’s manufacturers are federal in origin and most have not changed since 2005.  Includes several appendices which cover financial impact of regulations, manufacturing employment and output by sector, and a list of Virginia stand-alone regulations.  From the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission


Audit of the National Security Division’s Enforcement and Administration of the Foreign Agents Registration Act

Categories: Crime/Justice,Foreign Affairs,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Virginia Issues

Reviews and evaluates the enforcement of the Foreign Agents Registration Act. Passed to compel disclosure when U.S. citizens serve as agents of a foreign government, the review found a declining trend in registrations and prosecutions beginning in the 1990s and confusion as to the purpose of the act.  Makes 14 recommendations for improved enforcement.  Current investigations are said by the press to be aimed at foreign sources of income for Virginia Governor McAuliffe and former Trump advisor Paul Manafort.  From the Office of the Inspector General of the Justice Department



Governor McAuliffe’s Year-End Address to the Joint Money Committees of the General Assembly

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Virginia Issues

Announces revenues rose only 1.7% compared to forecast of 3.2% resulting in $1.5 billion shortfall and belt-tightening measures including diversion of money earmarked for salary increases for state workers to fill the revenue gap.  From the Office of the Governor


Virginia’s 2013 Gubernatorial Race and Presidential Elections: A Comparison of News Coverage

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Virginia Issues

Finds that coverage of the governor’s election was more substantive and issue-based than the presidential election.  Compares the coverage of the 2013 governor’s race and the 2012 presidential election in the pages of the Washington Post and the Richmond Times-Dispatch.  From the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia


Governor McAuliffe’s Restoration of Rights Policy

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Elections/Campaigns,Headlines,Virginia Issues

Explains the process that will be followed by the governor in restoring rights to convicted felons who have served their time and reentered society.  Follows the Supreme Court’s ruling that the governor must restore rights individually rather than en masse.  From the Office of the Governor


2016-17 Tuition and Fees at Virginia’s State-Supported Colleges and Universities

Categories: Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Headlines,Prices/Inflation,Statistics,Virginia Issues$file/RD248.pdf

Reports that tuition and required fees at Virginia’s public institutions of higher education will increase by an average of 4.6% for fall 2016.  The average increase for in-state students is 2.9%.  Also provides a summary of four items: board-approved tuition and fee increases for 2016-17, tuition and fee trends in Virginia over the past 25 years, the cost-sharing relationship between the state and students, and national tuition trends.  Includes tables showing charges and fees by school.  From the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia


William J. Howell et al v. Terence McAuliffe et al.

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Elections/Campaigns,Headlines,Supreme Court/courts,Virginia Issues

4-3 ruling of the Virginia Supreme Court that Governor McAuliffe exceeded his constitutional authority in restoring civil rights to convicted felons who had served their time.  At issue was whether the governor had the power to restore rights prior to the fall election to all those meeting the requirements en masse or had to individually review and approve each individual case. From the Supreme Court of Virginia


United States of America … v. Aetna, Inc. and Humana Inc.

Categories: Antitrust/Monopoly,Headlines,Health Insurance,Supreme Court/courts,Virginia Issues

Text of the law suit filed by the Justice Department and eleven states including Virginia against the proposed merger of Aetna and Humana, the third and fifth largest health insurers in the U.S.  From the Justice Department


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