Supreme Court of Virginia rejects contempt motion over restoration of voting rights

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Supreme Court of Virginia rejects contempt motion over restoration of voting rights

Governor Terry McAuliffe on the Virginia Supreme Court’s denied a motion by Virginia Republicans attempting to prevent him from restoring the rights of Virginians who have served their time according to the process that he announced on August 22nd: I am pleased that the Supreme Court has dismissed the case Republicans filed in their latest […]

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Republicans say Gov. McAuliffe has expressed disdain for the Court’s decision

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Republicans say Gov. McAuliffe has expressed disdain for the Court's decision

In the Republican’s motion to hold Gov. Terry McAuliffe in contempt they argue that McAuliffe may not restore a felon’s rights “without any specific request by individuals seeking such relief.” Their claim is that respondents printed individual restoration orders with a replica of the Governor’s signature under the seal of the Commonwealth, and mailed them […]

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DNCC second night program

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – The Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) announced the program for the second day of the Democratic National Convention being held in Philadelphia from July 25 to July 28. In Philadelphia, Democrats are laying out the clear stakes in this election – a choice between building walls and tearing people down or an optimistic […]

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Governor McAuliffe expected to be elected as the new Chairman of the NGA

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Governor McAuliffe expected to be elected as the new Chairman of the NGA

RICHMOND –Governor Terry McAuliffe, who is the current Vice-Chair of the National Governors Association (NGA) will travel to Des Moines, Iowa on Thursday, July 14th to participate in the annual summer meeting of the NGA. The Governor will participate in numerous meetings, panel discussions and receptions with a bipartisan group of governors from across the […]

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Virginia Health Care Community united in Zika prevention and response efforts

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Virginia Health Care Community united in Zika prevention and response efforts

As of this week 5 more cases of the Zika virus have been added to Virginia’s total cases making a total of 38 cases as announced today by  VDH Commissioner Dr. Marissa Levine. The Virginia Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say the 38 cases of Zika virus are […]

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DMV customers will soon be able to register to vote electronically

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and the Department of Elections customers will be able to apply electronically to register to vote at DMV’s 74 customer service centers and five mobile offices throughout the Commonwealth. Virginians have been able to apply to register to vote at DMV since […]

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Maurice Jones leaves McAuliffe’s Cabinet to be CEO of LISC

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Maurice Jones leaves McAuliffe's Cabinet to be CEO of LISC

Governor Terry McAuliffe released a statement congratulating Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade Maurice Jones on his selection as the Chief Executive Officer of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, an organization that works with low-income communities to create new opportunities for businesses and residents to thrive. “Secretary Jones took on one of the toughest jobs […]

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Virginia State revenue behind forecast going into June

Monday, June 13, 2016

May revenue collections for the Commonwealth increased 6.4 percent from a year ago. On a fiscal year-to-date basis, total revenue collections rose 1.9 percent but is behind the annual forecast of 3.2 percent growth. Governor McAuliffe stated “Although collections were positive for the month, payroll withholding and sales tax collections continue to underperform estimates, underscoring […]

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Gov. McAuliffe vetoes redirection of abandoned court funds away from Literary Fund

Friday, May 20, 2016

Governor Terry McAuliffe today vetoed Del. Roxann Robinson’s (R-27) House Bill 577, which would have allowed funds that are abandoned in certain types of court cases to be directed to the Virginia Housing Trust Fund. Governor McAuliffe is a strong supporter of the Housing Trust Fund, but determined that the legislation violates the constitutional requirement that […]

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Gov. McAuliffe vetoes Legislation wasteful nuisance suits

Friday, May 20, 2016

Governor Terry McAuliffe today vetoed Sen. Mark Obenshain’s Senate Bill 543, which would have required an award of attorneys’ fees and other costs when a plaintiff wins or settles an inverse condemnation suit for “damaging” property, even when such damage is de minimis. The Governor originally amended the legislation to cap such damages in order to protect […]

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Gov. McAuliffe uses line-Item veto in budget that prevents his use of funds to expand healthcare

Friday, May 20, 2016

Gov. McAuliffe uses line-Item veto in budget that prevents his use of funds to expand healthcare

Governor Terry McAuliffe completed his actions on legislation from the 2016 legislative session by signing House Bill 30, the biennial budget bill. The Governor used the line-item veto as was expected but added to placate the Republican base. It would have removed the provision preventing him from expending or appropriating funds to implement expanded coverage under […]

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Gov. McAuliffe vetoes Del. Landes’ bill that allows for direct primary care agreements

Friday, May 20, 2016

Governor Terry McAuliffe today vetoed House Bill 685 sponsored by Del. Steve Landes (R-25), which would have excluded direct primary care agreements from health insurance laws and regulations. McAuliffe instead pushes for Medicaid expansion for 400,000 uninsured Virginians bring back millions of dollars to the Commonwealth. Today was the last day for McAuliffe to take […]

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