Gov. McAuliffe vetoes legislation defunding Planned Parenthood

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Today Governor Terry McAuliffe vetoed House Bill 2264, which would restrict state and federal funding for women’s health providers like Planned Parenthood. The Governor’s full veto statement is below: Pursuant to Article V, Section 6, of the Constitution of Virginia, I veto House Bill 2264, which would prohibit the Virginia Department of Health from entering […]

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Gov. McAuliffe vetoes concealed handgun bill, Tebow bill, and legalization of concealed switchblade knife

Monday, February 20, 2017

Gov. McAuliffe vetoes concealed handgun bill, Tebow bill, and legalization of concealed switchblade knife

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 […]

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Steel Dynamics to invest $28 million in upgrades and training of existing employees

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Steel Dynamics to invest $28 million in upgrades and training of existing employees

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Steel Dynamics, one of the largest domestic steel producers and metals recyclers in the United States, will invest $28 million in its Roanoke Bar Division in the City of Roanoke to purchase new equipment and make facility enhancements, including railroad track upgrades, and increasing capacity of its rolling mill […]

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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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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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