Thursday, April 20, 2017
Governor Terry McAuliffe
RICHMOND – Governor McAuliffe today announced that, following a thorough legal review of the case, he will commute the death sentence of Ivan Teleguz to life imprisonment without parole. Teleguz’s request for a pardon will be denied. Teleguz was convicted in the murder-for-hire of Stephanie Yvonne Sipe in July 2001. He was scheduled to be executed on April 25.
Announcing his decision at the Virginia State Capitol today, Governor McAuliffe delivered the following statement (as prepared):
Good afternoon, and thank you for joining us. I am joined today by my Secretary of Public Safety, Brian Moran, and my Counsel, Carlos Hopkins, both of whom have devoted countles
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Former Governor and Senator George Allen
Statement from Richmond
Former Virginia Governor and Senator: “The principle of privatizing the warehousing, distribution and sale of distilled spirits is common sense. It is simply not the function of government to sell beer, wine, bourbon or vodka.”
“Most people realize that government has a spending problem, not a revenue problem.
The principle of privatizing the warehousing, distribution and sale of distilled spirits is common sense. It is simply not the function of government to sell beer, wine, bourbon or vodka. If we are to ever to have a chance to limit the size and scope of government, we must take bold steps that the Governor is advancing, consistent with his campaign promise. I support privatization, allowing all businesses that qualify to obtain distilled spirits licenses.
The Governor’s approach of putting cash into transportation projects is innovative and beneficial. This funding of transportation can be accomplished while meeting priority responsibilities in education and law enforcement. As our elected legislators work through the ABC privatization initiative, there is no good reason or need to insert a tax hike in this plan. The taxpayers of the Commonwealth know that the state budget is sufficiently big. Worrying about how much revenue the government can keep from liquor sales is a distraction from the larger cost savings of privatization.”
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: Business, Politics, State Politics
Tags: economy, republican, transportation