Publications

Crime Prevention In Virginia

Simply enforcing the law doesn't always stop crime. Trying to prevent crime from ever taking place is another key part of public safety. Virginia state and local officials have increasingly used crime prevention as a tool of law enforcement strategy and have established the state as a national leader in the field, according to this analysis by John G.

Property Tax Relief: Why Virginia Should Adopt A State-Funded Income-Targeted Approach

Virginia would benefit from a sound statewide property tax relief policy, according to a News Letter article by John H. Bowman, emeritus professor of economics at Virginia Commonwealth University and authority on public finance. In his view, well-designed property tax relief may be more crucial than ever for people squeezed by reduced income during this recession.

Facing Virginia’s Transportation Challenges

In the face of an alarming economic downturn, transportation more than ever ranks among the state's most critical problems, according to an analysis by Alan E. Pisarski, a nationally known transportation analyst and adviser. With both an aging and a fast-growing population in the state, policymakers must begin to think creatively, take real action and closely assess results, warns the author.