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2011 legislative agenda includes the following priority issues:
• Protecting the citizens of Virginia from predatory lenders.
• Ending the cuts-only approach to addressing the revenue shortfall and enhancing our state revenue.
• Supporting progressive tax reform so that all citizens pay their fair share.
• Preventing all forms of discrimination for residents of Virginia.
• Expanding health care, child care subsidies and housing assistance for low-income families.
• Supporting comprehensive immigration reform that treats immigrants with dignity and fairness.
• Reforming our redistricting process through a nonpartisan or bipartisan commission.
• Automatically restoring the civil rights of felons who have completed the service of their sentences.
Home ownership in the U.S. has become a major institution and part of the American dream. Many arguments have developed that tout the benefits of homeownership: benefits both for the individual, and for the larger society. This study examines one such argument, considering the effects for Latino immigrants of homeownership on community participation. Data for the thesis was drawn from the Latinos in Richmond Project.
City of Richmond Guide to free events and services available in the Richmond metro area. Including entertainment, health, academics, safety services, family counseling and support, business alliances etc.
This fiscal plan outlines action plans for specific issue areas. Their goal is to "achieve a sustained, long-term turnaround in the quality of life for City of Richmond residents through a community engaged in breaking endless negative cycles detracting from a safe and healthy City, with high quality public schools, and diverse economic opportunities.
RichmondBusinessAlliance.com is a comprehensive online directory of LGBT-owned and LGBT-friendly businesses, services and organizations in the Richmond Region.
Virginia Commonwealth University and the City of Richmond Hispanic liaison office have collaborated to assess the needs of Latino youth living in the Metro Richmond area
This report takes a look at poverty in Virginia since the recession and reveals increases in poverty as well as new locality-by-locality poverty numbers.
The Virginia Workforce Connection provides information on government services for job seekers, employers, and labor market data. The site includes a resource library, links to area-specific and regional reports and profiles, employment and wage data, and other economic indicators.
This 2009 report commissioned by the Council for Virginia's Future, tracks the progress of the economy, natural resources, education, transportation, government and citizens, health and family, and public safety in Virginia over the past year. The report also provides a "roadmap" for the betterment of each division in the future.
The Virginia Commission on Immigration provides information on and evalutes current public policy and government services relative to immigrant populations as of 2009.