Knapp, a public finance expert with UVA's Cooper Center warns that Virginia's proposed "homestead" constitutional amendment, currently being considered in the General Assembly, will pose problems for local communities if it ultimately becomes part of the state constitution. The legislation would allow localities the option to exempt up to 20 percent of a home's value from real estate taxes.
Crime Prevention in Virginia. Read the full publication here.
A PDF of the presentation by Terry Rephann of regional economic trends in the Roanoke area is now available.
Summary report of discussion for Transfer of Development Rights for Albemarle County is now available.
The Economic Climate: A Wintery Mix. Presentation by William M. Shobe about economy before VLGMA on 2/19/09.
Gerrymandering's Long History in Virginia: Will This Decade Mark the End? Read the full publication here.