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Groundbreaking Land Cover Data to Support Chesapeake Bay Restoration Efforts

Categories: Chesapeake Bay,Environment,Federal State Relations,Maps/Geography,Natural Resources,Virginia Issues

http://www.chesapeakebay.net/blog/post/groundbreaking_land_cover_data_to_support_chesapeake_bay_restoration_effort

Announces the completion of the Chesapeake Bay High Resolution Land Cover Project to improve information about the features of the Bay watershed landscape.  Enhances evaluation efforts on progress toward reducing the amount of pollution flowing into the Bay.  From the Chesapeake Bay Program

 

Hampton Roads Regional Water-Quality Monitoring Program

Categories: Chesapeake Bay,Environment,Natural Resources,Virginia Issues

https://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2016/3095/fs20163095.pdf

Describes the water quality monitoring program launched by the USGS in partnership with the Hampton Roads Sanitation District to determine the amount of nitrogen, phosphorus and suspended solids added to the Chesapeake Bay by the Hampton Roads communities.  From the U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2016-3095

 

Management and Accountability of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Finance,Govt Processes/Organization,Virginia Issues

http://jlarc.virginia.gov/pdfs/reports/Rpt488.pdf

Criticizes the partnership for a lack of effective strategy, operational guidance, accountability and performance measures and more.  From the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission

 

Virginia Higher Education Budget Amendment Recommendations

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

http://www.schev.edu/docs/default-source/Reports-and-Studies/2016-reports/201618budgetrecommendations.pdf?sfvrsn=0

Presents budget amendment recommendations from the Council of Higher Education to the General Assembly for the 2017 legislative session.  From the State Council of Higher Education

 

Policy Considerations for a Student Loan Refinancing Authority

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

http://www.schev.edu/docs/default-source/Reports-and-Studies/2016-reports/student-loan-refinance-review-11-1-2016.pdf?sfvrsn=4’

Reviews various means by which the state of Virginia could be involved in student loan refinancing.  Presents loan refinancing models used in other states and a list of issues to consider by members of the legislature. From the State Council of Higher Education

 

Alternative Tuition or Fee Structures

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

http://leg2.state.va.us/dls/h&sdocs.nsf/By+Year/RD4472016/$file/RD447.pdf

Discusses the financial incentives and benefits that might be offered to public colleges and universities for providing innovative tuition or fee strategies to in-state first-time full-time incoming freshmen to lower costs of attendance.  From the State Council of Higher Education

 

The Virginia Report 2016

Categories: Statistics,Virginia Issues

http://leg2.state.va.us/dls/h&sdocs.nsf/By+Year/RD4362016/$file/RD436.pdf

Annual report on how Virginia is doing, including an assessment of progress in areas relating to quality of life, progress toward long-term goals, and quality of government services and operations.  From the Council on Virginia’s Future

 

Kaine Email Project @ LVA

Categories: Govt Information,Headlines,History,Virginia Issues

http://www.virginiamemory.com/collections/kaine/

Provides access to emails generated during the governorship of Tim Kaine.  An ongoing project.  From the Library of Virginia

 

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