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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Felons and the Right to Vote in Virginia: A Historical Overview

Categories: African Americans,Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Elections/Campaigns,Laws/Regulations,Virginia Issues

Traces the historical origins of voting rights restoration for felons and examines how denial of voting rights for people with felony convictions still disproportionately affects African Americans in Virginia and other states.  From the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia


Military’s Impact on State Economies

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Finance,Statistics,Virginia Issues


Covers snapshots of 20 states which have recently completed studies of federal military spending in their state.  Virginia leads the 20 with $59 billion in federal military spending, higher than Texas or Florida, also covered in the study.  Virginia study done by JLARC in June 2014.  From the National Conference of State Legislatures


State of the Commonwealth Address January 2015

Categories: Headlines,Virginia Issues

Text of Governor McAuliffe’s speech before the General Assembly on 14 January 2015.   From the Office of the Governor


Hampton Roads 2015 Economic Forecast

Categories: Business/Economics,Statistics,Virginia Issues

Predicts a year of “tepid growth” for the Hampton Roads region due to strained federal budgets and reduced Department of Defense spending.  Covers employment, retail sales, and value of single-family residential building permits.  From the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission


Year One: The New Virginia Economy

Categories: Business/Economics,Labor/Employment,Virginia Issues

Report from Governor McAuliffe on the past year’s activities and his future plans for stimulating the Virginia economy.  From the Office of the Governor


Doing More With Less: A Workbook for Assessing and Implementing School-Community Partnerships Aimed at Enhancing the Academic Success and Postsecondary Aspirations of Low-Income Students

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Careers,Education,Education-Higher,Labor/Employment,Virginia Issues


Created as a supplement to the Report for school personnel in rural areas but of value to all those interested school-community partnerships.   From the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia


Doing More With Less: The Role of School-Community Partnerships in the Academic Success and Postsecondary Aspirations of Low-Income Students in Small Rural Schools in Virginia

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Careers,Education,Education-Higher,Labor/Employment,Virginia Issues

Focuses on the community-level factors that affect student achievement and aspirations in six small rural case study school districts in Virginia.  From the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia


Domestic and Sexual Violence in Virginia: 2014 Annual Report

Categories: Crime/Justice,Marriage/Family,Statistics,Virginia Issues$file/RD1.pdf

Discussion and data on sexual violence in Virginia including legislation passed.  Data includes  homicides, number of emergency protective orders issued, calls to domestic abuse hotlines, and use of emergency shelters.  From the Office of the Virginia Attorney General


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