The only comprehensive view of local taxation in Virginia is prepared by the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia. It is an indispensable resource for anyone involved with local governments in Virginia, either as a taxpayer, elected official, administrator, business leader or researcher.
Botetourt County, Virginia is a predominantly rural county in the Roanoke, Virginia metropolitan area that has evolved into a bedroom community for the nearby cities of Roanoke and Salem. This study examines characteristics and trends for the Botetourt County economy with special attention to the farm sector.
Loudoun County, located in the heart of Virginia Horse Country, is widely known as a premier horse community. In the most recent comprehensive statewide horse inventory, it ranked first among Virginia localities in the number of horses. In another Virginia horse industry study, Loudoun County was found to host the largest number of horse shows and competitions in the state.
This report reviews the Virginia Center for Coal and Energy Research cost estimates for complying with proposed federal rules limiting greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants. The VCCER report contains a number of serious errors and omissions, greatly limiting its usefulness in evaluating state policy options. Generally, the report greatly overstates the costs of complying with new federal rules on greenhouse gas emissions.