Tom Perriello makes stop at IUE-CWA Local 162 in Roanoke

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Tom Perriello makes stop at IUE-CWA Local 162 in Roanoke

Tom Perriello’s last stop in his listening tour through Roanoke was at the IUE-CWA Local 162 Roanoke headquarters where about 10 union rank and file members and union shop stewards from Verizon, ITT now the Harris Corporation, GE and Virginia Transformer peppered him with questions. Union members are not shy about asking questions. Before Perriello […]

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Virginia Hospitals ask Richmond legislators to “Do No Harm” and stand with hospitals on COPN

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Virginia Hospitals ask Richmond legislators to “Do No Harm” and stand with hospitals on COPN

Virginia hospitals brought a message to policymakers in Richmond Wednesday. “Please be mindful of the impact decisions have on patients access to health care and health care providers – health care is not a free market.” Toni R. Ardabell, Chief Executive Officer at Bon Secours Virginia Health System reiterated the message to policymakers to “do […]

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Criminal Law Subcommittee takes up swearing in public

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Criminal Law Subcommittee takes up swearing in public

Delegate Michael Webert  (R-18) will save all you Virginians from a Class 4 misdemeanor for cursing in public. Bet you didn’t know you could be arrested for cursing out loud. I mean I’m sure you never do that. I think Del. Webert should have proposed a swear jar. A far better idea. The contents could […]

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Nine Virginia bills to make it easier to vote are killed in committee

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Nine Virginia bills to make it easier to vote are killed in committee

The GOP-controlled House Privileges and Elections Committee today killed nine bills that would have made voting more accessible to millions of Virginians said the Virginia House Democrats. “The committee turned down several opportunities to make the voting process easier for Virginia’s seniors and working families,” said Del. Mark Sickles. “It’s particularly frustrating that the Republicans […]

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Governor McAuliffe’s full text of his State of the Commonwealth Address

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Governor McAuliffe's full text of his State of the Commonwealth Address

Speaker Howell, Leader Norment, Ladies and Gentlemen of the Virginia General Assembly, thank you for inviting me to speak to you this evening. And to the people of Virginia who are with us tonight or watching from home, thank you for the honor of serving you as this Commonwealth’s 72nd Governor. We are joined here […]

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Early polls show Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam leading Republican candidates for governor

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

We wanted to share the good news!  A Virginia Clean Energy poll released yesterday shows Ralph Northam leading the entire Republican field. Poll: December 11-13, 2016 Respondents: 500 (40% cell phones) . Head to Head    Northam 43 Gillespie 38 Northam 43 Wager 37 Northam 42 Stewart 35 . Quinnipiac University released a poll in mid December […]

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Virginia Democrats reiterate support for Ralph Northam for Governor

Friday, January 6, 2017

Virginia Democrats reiterate support for Ralph Northam for Governor

Richmond, VA – Today, Democrats from Virginia’s Congressional delegation voiced their support for Ralph Northam’s candidacy for governor. Yesterday, Governor McAuliffe and Attorney General Herring each affirmed their endorsements for Lieutenant Governor Northam, and the House and Senate Democratic caucuses unanimously endorsed his candidacy.  Senator Mark Warner said of his endorsement: “As I said in […]

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Gov. McAuliffe declares state of emergency prior to snow storm

Friday, January 6, 2017

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe today declared a state of emergency and urged residents of the Commonwealth to prepare for impacts from a winter storm system, which potentially could result in significant snow accumulation, hazardous road conditions, and high winds. This order authorizes state agencies to assist local governments in responding to this major winter […]

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Tom Perriello announces his run for the governor of Virginia – see his video announcement

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Tom Perriello announces his run for the governor of Virginia - see his video announcement

Today Tom Perriello in a video (see the video below) officially announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for governor Virginia. He will face Lt. Governor Ralph Northam thought to be the lone Democratic candidate in a June primary. On Twitter he posted that his team will be celebrating his campaign launch tonight at 7 p.m. […]

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Governor McAuliffe’s legislative proposals to fill skilled workforce gap

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Governor McAuliffe's legislative proposals to fill skilled workforce gap

BLACKSBURG – Governor Terry McAuliffe and Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam today announced a series of legislative proposals aimed at building the new Virginia economy by expanding education opportunities and strengthening workforce development. “We have a world-class higher education system here in the Commonwealth,” Lt. Gov. Northam said. “Today we announced legislation aimed at making sure […]

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Two new solar projects get permits in Virginia

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

RICHMOND – Governor McAuliffe today announced the recent issuance of permits for two new solar projects to be built in Virginia. The first, a 20 megawatt (MW) facility under development by Coronal Development Services, will sit on approximately 275 acres in Dunnsville, part of Essex County. The second, also with 20 MW of capacity, will […]

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The Salem Red Sox hires Ben Gellman-Chomsky as new Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

SALEM, VA (January 4, 2017) – The Salem Red Sox, Advanced-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, announced the hiring of Ben Gellman-Chomsky as their new Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations on Wednesday. See video below: Team president and general manager Ryan Shelton noted Gellman-Chomsky’s broadcast talent, media relations experience and versatile skillset as […]

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