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Earl Gregg Swem Library

George Washington National Forest: Revised Land and Resource Management Plan

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Energy,Headlines,Natural Resources,Recreation/Travel,Virginia Issues

http://www.fs.fed.us/gwjeff/core/2014-GWNF-Revised-Forest-Plan-full-document.pdf

Revises the 1993 management plan for the Virginia forest and drew news headlines because of its position on not prohibiting any specific technology for developing energy resources including hydraulic fracturing on forest lands where there are existing valid leases. See also related environmental materials.  From the Forest Service

 

The State of Recycling in Hampton Roads

Categories: Business/Economics,Environment,Virginia Issues,Waste Management

http://askhrgreen.org/wp-content/uploads/media-toolkit/publications/askHRgreen-CurbsideRecycling.pdf

Provides an overview of recycling in the Hampton Roads region—from the municipalities that provide the curbside service to the businesses that collect, sort, and re-sell the materials.  Also provides information on the jobs created and the economic impact.  From AskHRgreen,org and the Hampton Roads Planning District Commision

 

Review of State Spending: 2014 Update

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Prices/Inflation,Virginia Issues

http://jlarc.virginia.gov/reports/Rpt462.pdf

Latest annual report on the growth of Virginia state government spending over the past ten years. From the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission

 

Addressing the Cost of Public Higher Education in Virginia

Categories: Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Prices/Inflation,Statistics,Virginia Issues

http://jlarc.virginia.gov/reports/Rpt461.pdf

Finds that Virginia’s institutions of higher education are among the best but also the costliest for in-state students and that spending increases have been mostly directed to nonacademic services.  From the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission

 

2014-16 Systemwide Operating and Financial Aid Budget Amendment Recommendations for Public Higher Education in Virginia

Categories: Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Statistics,Virginia Issues

http://www.schev.edu/Reportstats/Budget/2014SOCbudgetamendmentrecommendations.pdf?from=

Recommendations to the legislature from the agency that oversees higher education in Virginia.  Calls for greater financial support for students in the wake of a decline of 49% in per-student general fund appropriations between 2001 and 2016.  From the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

 

Supreme Court of Virginia Justices, 1779-Present

Categories: Supreme Court/courts,Virginia Issues

http://scvahistory.org/

Portraits and biographical information of justices who have served on the Supreme Court of Virginia.  From the Virginia State Law Library

 

Hampton Roads Congestion Management Process: System Performance and Mitigation Report

Categories: Public Works,Statistics,Transportation,Virginia Issues

http://www.hrtpo.org/uploads/docs/CMP%20Report%20Final%20Version.pdf

Federally mandated report on dealing with traffic problems in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia.  Assess the roads in the region, ranks the most congested corridors, and recommends improvements.  From the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization

 

The Trouble with Amicus Facts

Categories: Crime/Justice,Lobbying,Supreme Court/courts,Virginia Issues

http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2409071

The paper about how advocacy is infecting “friend of the court” briefs and damaging the impartiality of the judicial process which earned a William and Mary law school professor a guest spot on the Stephen Colbert show.  William and Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-273  From the Social Science Research Network

 

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