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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Virginia Offshore Oil and Gas Readiness Study

Categories: Energy,Geology/Mining,Virginia Issues

http://leg2.state.va.us/dls/h&sdocs.nsf/By+Year/RD1302015/$file/RD130.pdf

Evaluates Virginia’s potential to assume a leadership role in the exploration, development, and production of new petroleum resources.  From the Virginia Department of Minerals, Mines and Energy

 

Geochemical and Mineralogical Sampling of the Devonian Shales in the Broadtop Synclinorium, Appalachian Basin, in Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania

Categories: Energy,Geology/Mining,Virginia Issues

http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2015/1061/pdf/ofr2015-1061.pdf

Reports results of geological tests in the cited states for the presence of shale gas deposits.  From the U.S. Geological Society

 

Advisory Opinion of the Virginia Attorney General on Regulations Relating to Hospitals and Health Care Centers

Categories: Abortion/Contraception,Headlines,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Virginia Issues

http://www.oag.state.va.us/files/15-028_Levine.pdf

Opinion of Attorney General Mark Herring that relieves women’s health centers which perform abortions from having to meet strict hospital-style building standards.  The State Board of Health will review rules, established under the previous Attorney General, which require abortion clinics to make costly building renovations.  From the Office of the Attorney General

 

2014 Annual Report of the State Board of Health

Categories: Elderly,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Statistics,Virginia Issues

http://leg2.state.va.us/dls/h&sdocs.nsf/By+Year/RD1212015/$file/RD121.pdf

Includes discussion and statistics of such issues as access to health care, aging population, immunization, health disparities and environmental health in Virginia.  From the Virginia State Board  of Health

 

Projecting Cancer Incidence in Virginia

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics,Virginia Issues

http://www.coopercenter.org/sites/default/files/publications/CancerBrief_VACancerProjections_15April2015_0.pdf

Presents cancer incidence projections for Virginia, its 95 counties, and 39 independent cities over the three decades of 2011-2020, 2021-2030, and 2031-2040 for the most commonly occurring cancers.  From the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia

 

State Water Resources Plan

Categories: Environment,Natural Resources,Virginia Issues

http://www.deq.virginia.gov/Programs/Water/WaterSupplyWaterQuantity/WaterSupplyPlanning/StateWaterPlan.aspx

The first comprehensive water supply plan for the state of Virginia that incorporates locally-developed water supply plans.   Open for public comment until May 8, 2015.  From the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

 

Executive Order Number Forty One (2015): Implementation of “Ban the Box” Hiring Policies in the Commonwealth

Categories: Crime/Justice,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations,Virginia Issues

https://portals.virginia.gov/media/3762/eo-41-ban-the-box.pdf

Orders the removal of questions about convictions and criminal history from Virginia state employment applications unless agency positions have been classified as sensitive.  From the Office of the Governor

 

State Budget (Virginia 2015)

Categories: Govt Finance,Statistics,Virginia Issues

http://leg2.state.va.us/MoneyWeb.NSF/sb2015

Brings together all relevant material with links including the conference report for the revised 2014-2016 biennium budget.  From the Virginia Legislative Information System

 

 

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