Past Issues

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WINTER 2012-13: Vol. 17, No. 2
Virginia Issues & Answers, winter 2012-13• Rising Tides, Sinking Coast
• Spiraling Debt
• Smarter Grids
• The Medicaid Expansion in Virginia
• Uranium Mining in Virginia
WINTER 2011-12: Vol. 17, No. 1
Virginia Issues & Answers, winter 2011-12• Virginia’s Changing Demographic Landscape
• Gridlock and Key: Redistricing in Virginia
• Accessible Redistricting
• Evolving Voting Patters in Virginia
• Challenges Confronting Public Schools in the Commonwealth
FALL 2010: Vol. 16, No. 1
Virginia Issues & Answers, fall 2010• Economic development incentives in Virginia: Principles and practices
• Political will: The cause of and cure for Virginia’s transportation crisis
• Creating community resilience: A strategy for the commonwealth
• Making sense of immigration: Keeping state and federal roles in balance
• Why immigration is an issue for Virginia lawmakers
SUMMER 2009: Vol. 15, No. 1
Virginia Issues & Answers, summer 2009• Virginia’s creative economy
• Electronic infrastructure and the future of Virginia’s economy
• Why do we need a green revolution?
• Exploring Virginia’s tax structure in a world of change
SUMMER 2008: Vol. 14, No. 2
Virginia Issues & Answers, summer 2008• Electric shock: Rates to rise dramatically
• Virginia’s not-so-hidden secret: The adult literacy crisis
• Will Virginia leave the law behind?
FALL 2007: Vol. 14, No. 1
Virginia Issues & Answers, fall 2007• Virginia’s energy policy
• Virginia abusive driver fees
• The complex housing ecology of Hampton Roads
• Undocumented students and higher education
WINTER 2006: Vol. 13, No. 1
Virginia Issues & Answers, winter 2006• Growth patterns and rural housing in Appalachia
• Point > Joining the snake: A balanced and pragmatic approach to network neutrality
• Counterpoint > Neutrality matters
• What will become of the car tax?
SUMMER 2006: Vol. 12, No. 2
Virginia Issues & Answers, summer 2006• Opportunities for increasing renewable and nuclear power in Virginia
• Policy insecurity
• Preparing Virginia’s human capital for the future
FALL 2005: Vol. 12, No. 1
Virginia Issues & Answers, fall 2005• Restoring the Chesapeake Bay
• Redistricting in Virginia: What’s ahead?
• Making the case for methadone clinics
• What’s at stake? Community colleges and Virginia’s future
SPRING 2005: Vol. 11, No. 2
Virginia Issues & Answers, spring 2005• Homeland security in Virginia: Working toward a more secure commonwealth
• Academic research in Virginia: Competing on a national level
• Community development for a new economy: Lessons learned from the Dan River regional effort
• The uninsured in Virginia: Providing health-care access for all
FALL 2004: Vol. 11, No. 1
Virginia Issues & Answers, fall 2004• Virginia’s 2004 tax and budget actions: What was done and what remains to be done?
• Teachers and the No Child Left Behind Act
• Leadership by elected officials
• A future for nuclear power in Virginia
SUMMER 2004: Vol. 10, No. 2
Virginia Issues & Answers, summer 2004• Driver distraction: Electronic devices in the automobile
• The wheel of fortune: How to play the housing affordability game
• Is a roof the only difference between the homeless and me?
• Regional parks require regional thinking
FALL 2003: Vol. 10, No. 1
Virginia Issues & Answers, fall 2003• Deregulating electricity: Is now the time?
• Does Virginia need a constitutional amendment to constrain the growth of state government?
• Colleges and K-12 schools working together: A winning combination
• Flight path to academic success
• Strengthening research at colleges and universities: An investment in Virginia’s economic future
• Perverse policy incentives: Challenges for local governments and Virginia’s forests
FALL 2002: Vol. 9, No. 1
Virginia Issues & Answers, fall 2002• Tax reform: Saving Virginia’s economy and easing regressiveness
• Virginia’s fiscal crisis: A tale of politics
• Education and human services: Putting the squeeze on municipalities
• Tax restructuring in Virginia’s counties: The time has come
SPRING 2002: Vol. 8, No. 2
Virginia Issues & Answers, spring 2002• Reforming Virginia’s constitution
• New clean water challenges
• Virginia’s Indian nations: Policy issues and solutions for future generations
• Drugs, alcohol, and youth: Strategies to make a difference
• Homeland security: The emerging policy challenge
WINTER 2002: Vol. 8, No. 1
Virginia Issues & Answers, winter 2002• Wiring all of Virginia
• Genetically modified fish and shellfish: Food for thought
• Cultural diversity and qualilty education: How the twain do meet
• State support and the funding gap in higher education
• A reality check on smart growth in Virginia
SPRING 2001: Vol. 7, No. 2
Virginia Issues & Answers, spring 2001• Virginia’s college students: Reversing alcohol and other drug abuse problems
• The IT workforce challenge: Can Virginia find solutions?
• The Digital Dominion’s Digital Divide
• Performance funding in Virginia’s higher education
• The Standards of Learning work because the tests count
SPRING 2000: Vol. 7, No. 1
Virginia Issues & Answers, spring 2000• Healthy indoor air for Virginia’s homes
• The chip mill conflict: A wake-up call for a comprehensive Virginia forest policy?
• Sprawl in Virginia: Is Dillon the villain?
• The Standards of Learning (SOL) Reform: Real consequencesrequire real tests
• Saving time and money: Coordinating state and local vehicle requirements
• A new model for higher education
FALL 1999: Vol. 6, No. 2
Virginia Issues & Answers, fall 1999• Virginia’s water supply: Has shortage replaced abundance?
• Transportation: A new sense of urgency for Virginia?
• Virginia state and local government finance
• Counties and towns: Improving the relationship
• Standards of Learning: Why Virginia’s education reform is working
• Horseracing in Virginia: A promise in progress
• Freedom of information: Virginia needs an ombudsman
SPRING 1999: Vol. 6, No. 1
Virginia Issues & Answers, spring 1999• Are Virginia’s public schools failing?
• Does horse racing have a future in Virginia?
• Credit accessibility: Hindering economic development in Virginia
• Defining and ensuring quality in Virginia higher education
• The Virginia State Capitol: A comparative perspective
WINTER 1998: Vol. 5, No. 2
Virginia Issues & Answers, winter 1998• Will books become the dumb medium?
• Campaign finance reform: Is it really needed?
• Taking the final step in raising academic standards
• Making Virginia stronger: Tourism development in Southwest Virginia
• New institute fills need in Virginia’s tourism industry
• Virginia Southwest Blue Ridge Highlands: Laying plans for tourism development
SUMMER 1998: Vol. 5, No. 1
Virginia Issues & Answers, summer 1998• Privatizing job placement services: More bang for the welfare buck?
• Collaborative environmental management: An emerging approach and experience in Virginia
• Issues in Virginia higher education: Who gets to go?
• Virginia’s small public water systems: Can they tap the help they need?
FALL 1997: Vol. 4, No. 2
Virginia Issues & Answers, fall 1997• Education, transportation, and fiscal health: The keys to Virginia’s future
• Environmental mandates: Can local governments pay the price?
• Troubled waters: Are tough times ahead for Virginia’s commercial fish and seafood industry?
• Term limits: Should Virginia follow suit?
SPRING 1997: Vol. 4, No. 1
Virginia Issues & Answers, spring 1997• Health care for older Virginians: Challenges to Medicare and Medicaid
• Health and quality of life in the later years
• It’s time to invest in family caregiving
• Old and sad in Virginia
• Controlled chaos: The status of education reform
• Logging: Not in my backyard!
FALL 1996: Vol. 3, No. 2
Virginia Issues & Answers, fall 1996• Beyond the controversy: What happens to the tobacco producers?
• Is saving the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia’s future?
• Preserving the Chesapeake Bay
• Improving the Chesapeake Bay: Economic-based policy and management
• Gambling expansion in Virginia: Who is addicted, citizens or government?
WINTER 1996: Vol. 3, No. 1
Virginia Issues & Answers, winter 1996• Local government structure: A hindrance to economic competitiveness?
• Transportation in Virginia: Issues and answers
• Water quality in Virginia: Stopping the downward spiral
• Placing your bets on riverboat gaming in Virginia
SUMMER 1995: Vol. 2, No. 2
Virginia Issues & Answers, summer 1995• Achieving sustainable use of the planet in the next century: What should Virginians do?
• Virginia’s tourism industry: Climbing to the top
• Fear and violence at school: What Virginians can do
• School violence and disruption: Can uniforms curb problems?
• Opportunity Virginia: Virginia’s strategic plan for economic development
WINTER 1995: Vol. 2, No. 1
Virginia Issues & Answers, winter 1995• Is the lack of venture capital hurting Virginia?
• Water-supply management in Virginia: Future problems and prospects
• Economic development: A roundtable discussion of Virginia’s present and future
• Girls’ experiences in school: They’re not what they should be
• From shortchanging girls to recharging women: A unique model in higher education
SUMMER 1994: Vol. 1, No. 2
Virginia Issues & Answers, summer 1994• Health-care cost containment: Alternative solutions
• Crime to punishment to crime: How can Virginia break the chain?
• Crime and punishment: Looking at alternatives
• Is Virginia ready for the information age?
• Changing states: Higher education and the public good
WINTER 1994: Vol. 1, No. 1
Virginia Issues & Answers, winter 1994• Affordable housing: Unseenreality or fading dream?
• Recycling: The economic realities
• New department focuses on environmental priorities
• Virginia’s Economy: Can it survive without defense spending?