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2015 Virginia Toxics Release Inventory Report: Summary of Data from 2015 Industry Reports

http://www.deq.virginia.gov/Portals/0/DEQ/Air/SARATitle3/2015_TRI_Report.pdf

Annual report on releases of toxic chemicals by industry in Virginia.  In 2015 Virginia facilities reported the release, transfer, or on-site management of 858.6 million pounds  of TRI-related  chemicals, a 6% decrease from 2014.  Appendices F, G, and I cover detailed information by facility, county, and city.  From the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

 

Gloucester County School Board v. G.G, By His Next Friend and Mother, Deirdre Grimm

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Education,Headlines,Sex Issues,Supreme Court/courts,Virginia Issues

https://www.supremecourt.gov/search.aspx?filename=/docketfiles/16-273.htm

Docket for the case involving a transgender youth from Virginia. Includes 3/6/17 decision of Supreme Court to remand the case to the lower court, following issuance of new guidance from the Departments of Education and Justice. At issue is whether federal laws forbidding sex discrimination in education also cover issues of gender identity.  From the Supreme Court

 

Virginia Budget Amendments 2017 Session, HB 1500 Conference Report

Categories: Govt Finance,Virginia Issues

http://budget.lis.virginia.gov/amendments/2017/1/HB1500/Introduced/CR/

Shows spending plan for remainder of FY2017 and FY2018.  From the Legislative Information Service of the Virginia General Assembly

 

Virginia State Budget, 2017 Session

Categories: Govt Finance,Virginia Issues

http://budget.lis.virginia.gov/default/2017/1/

Covers the budget bill, amendments, and committee reports.  From the Legislative Information Service of the Virginia General Assembly

 

Virginia Compared to the Other States: 2017 Edition

http://jlarc.virginia.gov/pdfs/reports/Rpt492.pdf

Shows how Virginia compares to other states in spending and taxes, education, health, and transportation.  From the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission

 

Bethune-Hill v. Virginia State Board of Elections

Categories: African Americans,Elections/Campaigns,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Supreme Court/courts,Virginia Issues

https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/15-680

Near unanimous decision of the Supreme Court that sends a Virginia redistricting case back to the lower court to reconsider whether the legislative district lines were drawn to harm African American voters.  The court ruled that the three judge panel of the lower court had not applied the right standards in deciding the lines were constitutional.  From the Cornell University Law School Legal Information Institute

 

July 1, 2016 Population Estimates for Virginia and its Counties and Cities

Categories: Population/Census,Statistics,Virginia Issues

http://demographics.coopercenter.org/files/2017/02/PopEstimates_July2016_UVACooperCenter.pdf

Released on January 30, 2017.  Shows the population estimates for counties, independent cities, and metro areas in Virginia with 2010 count, 2016 estimate,  and numeric and percent change.  From the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia

 

Virginia’s Population Growth Slow, but Still Ahead of National Rate

Categories: Population/Census,Statistics,Virginia Issues

http://demographics.coopercenter.org/files/2017/01/PopEstimates_July2016_PressRelease_Final_forweb.pdf

Press release with overview of patterns discernible in the population estimates released for Virginia cities and counties.  From the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia

 

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