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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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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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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Governor McAuliffe proposes criminal justice reforms

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Governor McAuliffe proposes criminal justice reforms

For the General Assembly 2017 session that begins January 5 Governor Terry McAuliffe proposes a legislative package that includes reforming driver license suspensions, increasing ability to petition court based on new DNA evidence and revising felony larceny threshold. “Throughout my administration, I have worked with Virginia’s public safety officials, the legislature, and the courts to […]

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With improving revenue Gov. McAuliffe will protect priority programs

Friday, December 16, 2016

In October, Governor Terry McAuliffe announced across-the-board budget reductions for state agencies totaling $55 million in fiscal year 2017. I also announced $237 million of additional strategies, and a proposed transfer from the revenue stabilization fund to bring the current budget for fiscal year 2017 into balance. The bottom line is that in order to […]

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Congress’s Marketplace Fairness delay hurting Virginia’s economy

Friday, December 16, 2016

Congress's Marketplace Fairness delay hurting Virginia's economy

Governor Terry McAuliffe in addressing the Commonwealth’s budge shortfall is recommending certain policy adjustments that will add $35.7 million in general fund revenues for 2017 and $102.9 million in general fund revenues in 2018.  Examples of these adjustments include the following: First, he is proposing a tax amnesty program. “Since 1990, three amnesty programs have […]

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Governor McAuliffe still resolute in expanding Medicaid in some form

Friday, December 16, 2016

As part of his Amendments to Biennial Budget for FY 2016-2018, Governor Terry McAuliffe said he wanted to “make sure you are aware of the approach we have taken to health care in this budget.” As you know, I stand resolute in my belief that we must bring our own taxpayer dollars back home from […]

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Novatech Group to invest $3 million in Martinsville and create 50 new jobs

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

MARTINSVILLE – Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Novatech Group, a leading Quebec manufacturer of doorglass, steel doors, patio doors, retractable screens, and insulated glass with or without blinds, will invest $3 million to establish its first U.S. manufacturing operation in Henry County. The company will lease a 100,000-square-foot facility to produce and distribute a […]

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Roanoke City receives “Policing in the 21st Century” Grants

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Roanoke City is the recipient of 3 of thirty-six (36) community policing grants awarded in support of Governor Terry McAuliffe’s “Policing in the 21st Century” Initiative today. The grants were approved by the Criminal Justice Services Board at a meeting today in Richmond. Director Fran Ecker of the Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS), which […]

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New CEO takes the reigns of troubled Virginia Economic Development Partnership

Monday, November 28, 2016

New CEO takes the reigns of troubled Virginia Economic Development Partnership

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today the selection of Stephen Moret as President and CEO of Virginia Economic Development Partnership selected by the VEDP Board of Directors. “I congratulate and welcome Stephen Moret as the new President and Chief Executive Officer of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership. I commend the VEDP Board of Directors for selecting […]

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Virginia opioid addiction crisis declared a Public Health Emergency

Monday, November 21, 2016

Virginia opioid addiction crisis declared a Public Health Emergency

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that State Health Commissioner Marissa J. Levine, MD, MPH, FAAFP, has declared the Virginia opioid addiction crisis a Public Health Emergency. State Health Commissioner Dr. Marissa Levine’s declaration that the opioid addiction crisis is a Public Health Emergency is an important and appropriate step in the ongoing campaign to combat […]

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