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VRA to Invest More Than $200 Million in Local Projects Statewide


The Virginia Resources Authority (VRA) is a state organization that helps fund local government projects, such as infrastructure, public health and safety projects, and public schools. This document describes the VRA and some projects it has funded. It reveals information about "public goods," as well as the financial relationship between state and local governments.

What types of services (public goods) does the government provide? What would happen if the government did not provide these services? How does the government finance these services?

What is the relationship between regional authorities like the VRA and commissions and the governing board of localities?

Source: Rod Davis and Liz Bryant, "VRA to Invest More Than $200 Million in Local Projects Statewide," Virginia Resources Authority (accessed March 27, 2009).