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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Low-Wage Employment

Categories: Income/Poverty,Statistics,Virginia Issues

To offer some context for debate about raising the minimum wage, this report provides a national snapshot of the numbers and characteristics of low-wage workers and their families.  From the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia


Chirp Seismic-Reflection Data from the Baltimore, Washington, and Norfolk Canyons, U.S. Mid-Atlantic Margin

Categories: Defense/Military,Geology/Mining,Science/Technology,Virginia Issues

Part of a larger project to investigate mid-Atlantic margin Holocene geological activity and assess the area’s potential to generate submarine geohazards.  From the U.S. Geological Survey


Executive Order Number 20: Advancing Equity for Small, Women, and Minority Owned Businesses

Categories: African Americans,Business/Economics,Hispanics,Virginia Issues,Women

Orders state agencies to exceed a goal of 42% in expenditures spent with small and minority-owned businesses in the state and to create a micro business designation for employers with no more than 25 employees.  From the Office of the Governor


Appalachian Agricultural Exposition Center Economic Impact Study

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Athletics/Exercise,Business/Economics,Virginia Issues

Examines the economic impact of a proposed exposition center to be located in Wythe County.  The center would host equestrian and livestock events, sports competitions, and entertainment shows.  From the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia


Biennial VA529 Status Report

Categories: Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Virginia Issues

Latest report on the management and status of Virginia’s four college savings programs authorized by Section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code.  The VA529 plan is the largest 529 plan in the country with over $50 billion in assets and a 23% share of the national market.  All programs continue to grow but the Prepaid program has experienced a leveling off of growth.  From the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission


Commercial Air Service at Virginia’s Airports: Challenges and Opportunities

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Transportation,Virginia Issues

Reviews recent trends and market forces shaping the U.S. domestic airline industry in general and how these trends have affected Virginia’s larger and smaller commercial airports.  From the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia


2013 Commonwealth of Virginia Information Security Report

Categories: Science/Technology,Telecommunications/Internet,Virginia Issues$file/RD176.pdf

Assesses the strength of agency information technology security programs in Virginia.  Identifies agency business applications as the primary attack vector within state government.  From the Virginia Information Technologies Agency


With Overwhelming Support for Nonpartisan Redistricting, Virginians are Studying Ways to Make That Happen

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Laws/Regulations,Virginia Issues

Describes the efforts of reform groups like OneVirginia2021 and the Virginia Redistricting Coalition to promote an end to gerrymandering in the Virginia decennial redistricting exercises and the constitutional problems such efforts must deal with.   Also describes similar reform efforts in Iowa, Arizona, and California.  From the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia


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