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Reducing Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Electric Power Facilities and Growing Virginia’s Clean Energy Economy

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Laws/Regulations,Virginia Issues

http://governor.virginia.gov/media/9155/ed-11-reducing-carbon-dioxide-emissions-from-electric-power-facilities-and-growing-virginias-clean-energy-economy.pdf

Executive directive from the Virginia governor, one of several state efforts, to mandate reductions in carbon emissions in contrast to the policy of the Trump administration. Directs state environmental officials to prepare regulations for the use of market-based mechanisms and the trading of carbon dioxide allowances with other states.  From the Office of the Governor

(climate change     environment     laws/regulations     Virginia issues)

Science and Engineering State Profiles

Categories: Education-Higher,Science/Technology,Statistics,Virginia Issues

https://www.nsf.gov/statistics/states/

Provides access to state data on science and engineering personnel and finances including education, graduates, total R&D performance and more.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

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

 

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