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2016 Virginia Toxics Release Inventory Report: Summary of Data from 2016 Industry Reports

Categories: Environment,Laws/Regulations,Statistics,Virginia Issues,Waste Management

www.deq.virginia.gov/Portals/0/DEQ/Air/SARATitle3/2016TRIReport.pdf

For calendar year 2016, Virginia businesses filed 1,345 individual reports on the release, transfer, or management of 909 million pounds of 153 toxic chemicals.  The 2016 totals represent a 5.8% increase, compared to 2015, of chemicals being released or managed onsite.  From the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

 

Patterns and Projections of High Tide Flooding Along the U.S. Coastline Using a Common Impact Threshold

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Headlines,Science/Technology,Statistics,Virginia Issues,Weather/Disasters

https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/publications/techrpt86_PaP_of_HTFlooding.pdf

Provides estimates for height and frequency of high tide flooding up to the beginning of the 22nd Century.  Cites Norfolk as one of the most vulnerable areas and predicts daily high tide flooding under an intermediate scenario by 2100.  From the National Ocean Service.

 

Governor McAuliffe and Governor-Elect Ralph Northam Propose Joint Legislative Priorities

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Environment,Guns,Headlines,Health Insurance,Medicare/Medicaid,Virginia Issues

http://governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/newsarticle?articleId=22095

Press release which outlines major priorities for the current and future Democratic leaders including expansion of Medicaid, universal background checks for gun purchases, reform of the absentee voting process, joining the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, and preventing the personal use of campaign contributions.  From the Office of the Governor

 

The State of Transportation in Hampton Roads 2017

Categories: Energy,Transportation,Virginia Issues

http://www.hrtpo.org/uploads/docs/State%20of%20Transportation%202017%20-%20Final%20Report.pdf

Describes the current status of all aspects of the transportation system including highways, air, rail, and waterways.  Includes commuting, congestion, and air quality.  From the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization

 

State Spending: 2017 Update

Categories: Govt Finance,Statistics,Virginia Issues

http://jlarc.virginia.gov/pdfs/reports/Rpt498.pdf

Reviews changes in Virginia’s budget over the past decade and the reasons for those changes.  Identifies three major areas for the largest budget growth: health care, transportation, and education.  From the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission

 

Pilot Program for a Regional Center for the Investigation of Incidents of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence

Categories: Crime/Justice,Education-Higher,Sex Issues,Virginia Issues

http://www.schev.edu/docs/default-source/Reports-and-Studies/2017/2017regionalcenterpilotprogramreport.pdf

Presents a consortial approach to conducting competent, fair, and cost-efficient investigations when accusations of sexual and gender-based violence occur on college campuses.  Lays out a design for such a regional center but concludes that the model is not feasible.  From the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

 

2017-18 Tuition and Fees Report: Tuition and Fees at Virginia’s State-Supported Colleges and Universities

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

http://www.schev.edu/docs/default-source/Reports-and-Studies/2017/tuition-and-fees-report-2017-18d557ba50bece61aeb256ff000079de01.pdf

Finds an average increase of 5.4% in tuition and mandatory fees in Fall 2017.  Also covers tuition and fee trends in Virginia over the past 25 years, trends in tuition increases at the national level, and tables with individual institutional charges.  From the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

 

Virginia Releases 2016-2017 SOL Test Results

Categories: Education,Statistics,Tests/Assessments,Virginia Issues

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/news/news_releases/2017/08-aug15.shtml

Reports on the percentage of public school students who achieved passing and advanced scores in reading and mathematics tests at various grade levels in Virginia.  Also covers subject focused tests.  Also provides links to results at the division and individual school levels.  From the Virginia Department of Education

 

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