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Appalachian Agricultural Exposition Center Economic Impact Study

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

http://www.coopercenter.org/sites/default/files/publications/Appalachian%20Exposition.pdf

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

http://jlarc.virginia.gov/reports/Rpt457.pdf

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

http://www.coopercenter.org/sites/default/files/publications/Virginia%20News%20Letter%202014%20Vol.%2090%20No%205.pdf

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

http://leg2.state.va.us/dls/h&sdocs.nsf/By+Year/RD1762014/$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

http://www.coopercenter.org/sites/default/files/publications/Virginia%20News%20Letter%202014%20Vol.%2090%20No%204_0.pdf

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

 

Fiscal Year 2014 General Fund Revenue Collections Down 1.6% from Fiscal Year 2013 and $439 Million Below Forecast

Categories: Govt Finance,Virginia Issues

https://governor.virginia.gov/news/newsarticle?articleId=5380

End of fiscal year report which blames the financial shortfall on investors who took capital gains in 2012 due to the uncertainties surrounding the so-called federal Fiscal Cliff of December 2012/January 2013.  From the Office of the Governor

 

Executive Directive 2: Assessing and Evaluating Major Information Technology and Service Contracts

Categories: Science/Technology,Telecommunications/Internet,Virginia Issues

https://governor.virginia.gov/policy/executive-directives/ed-02/

This directive calls for a report on how the state of Virginia acquires its information technology services and especially the use of IT contingency contractors.  Calls for a review of all major IT projects and contracts and a cost-benefit analysis of in-sourcing versus out-sourcing IT jobs.  From the Office of the Governor

 

 

Solid Waste Managed in Virginia During Calendar Year 2013

Categories: Environment,Statistics,Virginia Issues,Waste Management

http://www.deq.virginia.gov/Portals/0/DEQ/Land/SolidWaste/swreport2014.pdf

Details on the quantity and types of solid waste handled at Virginia facilities, both from within and outside the state.  Overall the solid waste declined by a small amount. Also includes list of Virginia waste facilities and their capacity.   From the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

 

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