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Albemarle County Land Use Handbook, Chapter 5,

Albemarle County Attorney's Office

This document explains the history of the Dillon Rule and its implementation. The handbook also discusses the rule's limitations on a locality’s land use powers. Some contentious issues include: efforts to provide affordable housing;…

Delegate Dave Albo: A Record of Accomplishment for His Constituents & Virginia,

Dave Albo for Delegate

Dave Albo's campaign website is one example of the kind of resource one could use in understanding internet-based political campaigns. What are some of the claims that Albo makes on his website? How do these compare with assessments and information…

Greg Werkheiser, Democratic Candidate for VA House of Delegates (District 42),

Werkheiser for Delegate

Greg Werkheiser's campaign website is one example of the kind of resource one could use in understanding internet-based political campaigns. What are some of the claims that Werkheiser makes on his website? How do these compare with assessments and…

Executive Branch Organization Chart,

Commonwealth of Virginia

The Constitution of Virginia provides for legislative, executive, and judicial branches. This chart indicates the organization of the executive branch, consisting of three statewide elected officials.

The Governor, who is the chief…

Liason Officers Between State Agencies and the General Assembly - 2009 ,

Division of Legislative Automated Systems

This document is part of a list of liaison officers between state agencies, the General Assembly and its staff that is published annually. This selection includes a short description of the liaison process and the legislation governing it. In…

Map of Virginia’s Judicial Circuits and Districts,

Supreme Court of Virginia

This map of Virginia's judicial circuits and districts helps show the way the levels of courts in the state court system. What is the difference between a circuit and a district court? How are the courts organized, and what are their essential…

Apportionment of Districts (Excerpt from the Constitution of Virginia),

Virginia General Assembly

This one-page excerpt from the Virginia constitution discusses the process of apportionment, sometimes known as "gerrymandering."

What is the role of the General Assembly in reapportionment? What role do political parties play? How might…

Amendments to the Constitution (Excerpt from the Constitution of Virginia),

Virginia General Assembly

This one-page excerpt from the Virginia constitution discusses the process of adding amendments to the constitution.

Which branch(es) of government are responsible for amending Virginia's constitution? How do voters participate in the…

Governor (Excerpt from the Constitution of Virginia),

Virginia General Assembly

This excerpt from the constitution of Virginia outlines the role and responsibilities of the governor of Virgina, the election process, and even information about the governor's place of residence. The document also discusses the term limit for…

Judicial Power and the Supreme Court of Virginia (Excerpt from the Constitution of Virginia),

Virginia General Assembly

This two-page selection from the Virginia constitution outlines the judicial power and jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of Virginia.

What role does the Supreme Court of Virginia play in Virginia's government? Which branch of government…