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Effectiveness of Virginia’s Water Resource Planning and Management 2016

Categories: Environment,Natural Resources,Virginia Issues

Concludes that there is currently insufficient groundwater in eastern Virginia to accommodate any major, new permit requests (for example, industries seeking to locate in the region).  Criticizes the state’s state and local water plans as lacking in addressing sustainability challenges.  Offers recommendations for improved state and regional planning.  From the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission


State Spending: 2016 Update

Categories: Govt Finance,Statistics,Virginia Issues

Latest annual report on growth in state spending by Virginia, including the largest and fastest growing functions, and long-term trends in these spending programs.  From the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission


Joint Subcommittee on the Future Competitiveness of Virginia Higher Education

Categories: Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Statistics,Virginia Issues—joint-subcommittee-presentation—oct-11.pdf?sfvrsn=0

Slide show presentation to the Virginia General Assembly which explains how Virginia currently provides financial assistance to students.  From the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia


Hospital-, Health Care- and Community-Acquired MRSA: Estimates from California Hospitals, 2013

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics

Examines inpatient hospital stays with MRSA in California categorized by clinical condition associated with MRSA and where they acquired the bacterium.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Birth Expectations of U.S. Women Aged 15-44

Categories: Children,Health/Medical,Marriage/Family,Statistics,Women

Describes women’s birth expectations, number of children expected, and when they expected their next child to be born.  Data shown by age, marital or cohabiting status, and number of children.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Use of Complementary Health Approaches for Musculoskeletal Pain Disorders Among Adults: United States, 2012

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics

Examines the percentage of persons in the U.S. who had muscle or skeleton pain disorders and compares the types of alternative treatments used including chiropractic, herbs, massage therapy, and yoga.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Commonwealth of Virginia Fiscal Year 2017 Savings Plan

Categories: Govt Finance,Statistics,Taxes,Virginia Issues

Describes the governor’s plan for responding to $268 million shortfall of revenue in FY2016.  Includes cancellation of anticipated pay raises for state workers and transfer of funds from Revenue Stabilization Fund.  From the Virginia Department of Planning and Budget


Collaborative Reform Initiative: An Assessment of the San Francisco Police Department

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Headlines,Urban Issues

Negative review of the San Francisco PD following several controversial shootings.  Finds more than 90 operational deficiencies and offers 270 recommendations for improvement.  From the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services of the U.S. Department of Justice


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