Monday, February 20, 2017
Governor Terry McAuliffe
House Bill 1582 reflects an incomplete understanding of weapons qualification practices within our military and is an unwarranted expansion in the number of people allowed to carry handguns in the Commonwealth. It would do nothing to protect the safety of our citizens.
It would allow any person 18 years of age or older and on active military duty or honorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces or the Virginia National Guard who has completed basic training to apply for a concealed handgun permit.
Contrary to the assumption of House Bill 1582, weapons familiarization training as a component of an individual’s military basic training does not qualify that
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe highlights mental health, replenishing VRS and investing more in higher education as he and his policy team comb through Governor McDonnell’s proposed 2015-2016 budget.
Richmond, VA – Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe released the following statement following Governor Bob McDonnell’s release of his fiscal year 2015-2016 Virginia budget:
“I congratulate Governor McDonnell for continuing his record of sound financial leadership with this biennial budget. I would also like to thank the Governor for the unprecedented information and cooperation he and his team have offered me with respect to this budget and the entire transition process.
“There are many items in this proposed budget that will make Virginia a better place to work, live and do business. Reforming Virginia’s mental health system must be a critical priority of this budget, as well as strengthening the Virginia Retirement System and continuing to invest in higher education.
“My policy team and I are already closely examining this budget and looking forward to finding common ground with leaders from both parties to pass a final product that grows our economy and uses every taxpayer dollar to make Virginians’ lives better.”
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: Finance, Politics, State Politics
Tags: budget, governor, McAuliffe, McDonnell