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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Recommendations Concerning the Legalization of Medical Marijuana in Virginia

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Crime/Justice,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Virginia Issues

http://leg2.state.va.us/dls/h&sdocs.nsf/By+Year/RD912015/$file/RD91.pdf

Recommends that the Governor direct the Virginia Substance Abuse Services Council to continue its study of medical marijuana and of legalization or decriminalization of marijuana and the social, public safety, legal, and economic effects.  Calls for final report to be submitted by December 1, 2015.  From the Substance Abuse Services Council

 

Optional Retirement Plan for Higher Education: Review of Contribution Rates

Categories: Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Virginia Issues

http://leg2.state.va.us/dls/h&sdocs.nsf/By+Year/RD892015/$file/RD89.pdf

Concludes that given the current Option Retirement Plan employer contribution rates, the benefit replacement ratio generated is in line with other VRS sponsored plans.  From the Virginia Retirement System

 

Population Estimates for Virginia and Its Counties and Cities: July 1, 2014: Components of Change

Categories: Population/Census,Statistics,Virginia Issues

http://www.coopercenter.org/sites/default/files/node/13/July_2014_ComponentsofChange_UVACooperCenter.xls

Provides estimates for the population of Virginia cities and counties on 7/1/14 and compares it with the population as recorded in the 2010 Census.  Also shows numeric change for each locality and how divided between natural increase and net migration. From the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia

 

Population Estimates for Virginia and Its Counties and Cities: July 1, 2014

Categories: Population/Census,Statistics,Virginia Issues

http://www.coopercenter.org/sites/default/files/node/13/July_2014_PopulationEstimates_UVACooperCenter.pdf

Provides estimates for the population of Virginia cities and counties on 7/1/14 and compares it with the population as recorded in the 2010 Census.  Also provides numeric and percentage change for each locality from 2010 to 2014.  From the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia

 

2013-14 Degree Completions by In-State Undergraduate Students

Categories: Education-Higher,Statistics,Virginia Issues

http://www.schev.edu/Reportstats/2013-14DegreeCompletionsReport.pdf?from=

Covers degrees earned by in-state undergraduates at public and private colleges and universities.  Includes comparisons to past years and progress toward planned goals.  From the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

 

Behavioral Health Barometer, Virginia 2014

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Mental Health,Statistics,Virginia Issues

http://www.samhsa.gov/data/sites/default/files/State_BHBarometers_2014_2/BHBarometer-VA.pdf

One of a series of state profiles that cover youth and adult smoking, drinking, and substance abuse problems, and mental health issues.  From the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

 

2014-2015 Teacher Salary Survey Results

Categories: Education,Income/Poverty,Statistics,Virginia Issues

http://leg2.state.va.us/dls/h&sdocs.nsf/By+Year/HD22015/$file/HD2.pdf

Provides information on salaries for teachers and principals by local school division,  Also covers average teacher salaries by school and starting salaries by school division.  From the Virginia Department of Education

 

Study of Seclusion and Restraint in Schools

Categories: Children,Disability,Education,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Virginia Issues

http://leg2.state.va.us/dls/h&sdocs.nsf/By+Year/HD22015/$file/HD2.pdf

Reviews state policies and regulations related to seclusion and restraint of misbehaving students in public and private elementary and secondary schools and methods used in other states to reduce or eliminate such practices.  From the Virginia Commission on Youth

 

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