Gov. McAuliffe comments on former Gov. Bob McDonnell’s sentence

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Gov. McAuliffe comments on former Gov. Bob McDonnell's sentence

The current Democratic Governor of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe sent out a statement on former Republican Governor Bob McDonnell’s two-year prison sentence for corruption today. He will begin his sentence February 7 unless during his appeal he is able to avoid prison through is appeals. His wife Maureen will be sentenced February 20. McAulliffe said: “Today’s sentencing brings […]

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Virginia revenue up for December but trailing forecasts

Friday, January 10, 2014

Virginia revenue up for December but trailing forecasts

RICHMOND – Governor Bob McDonnell announced today that December 2013 revenue collections increased by 0.8 percent from December of 2012. On a year-to-date basis, total revenue collections rose 0.7 percent through December, lagging the annual forecast of 1.7 percent growth. Adjusting for the accelerated sales tax program and the 0.125 percent sales tax transfer required by last session’s […]

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Full Virginia State of the Commonwealth Address

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Full Virginia State of the Commonwealth Address

My fellow Virginians, It is my privilege to address you, one last time, as Governor, on the State of the Commonwealth. I must note that because it’s my last speech the Speaker promised me all the time I wanted… so get comfortable. For 22 years I have served with you.  First, in this chamber as […]

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Excerpts from Governor McDonnell’s Final State of the Commonwealth Address

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Non-embargoed remarks from Governor Bob McDonnell’s last State of the Commonwealth address for Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. “Governor Mills Godwin rightly said there is no ‘higher honor’ than serving as Governor of Virginia.  Serving with you for the last four years has been the greatest professional opportunity of my nearly 60 years of life. Tonight, […]

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Governor-elect McAuliffe courteous to Governor McDonnell’s budget

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 […]

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“Virginia is for Lovers” license plate coming soon

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Governor Bob McDonnell unveiled today the new “Virginia is for Lovers” license plate, which will become the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles’ (DMV) standard-issue plate beginning in March 2014.  Governor McDonnell showcased the new plate for the first time during his remarks today at the Governor’s Transportation Conference, themed “Road to the Future,” at the […]

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Governor Bob McDonnell’s official gubernatorial portrait

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Governor Bob McDonnell's official gubernatorial portrait

Wednesday December 4 Governor McDonnell attended the unveiling of his official gubernatorial portrait. The portrait was unveiled at the Library of Virginia. The portrait will be displayed on the third floor of the Virginia State Capitol with the gubernatorial portraits of Governor McDonnell’s predecessors. Governor McDonnell’s portrait was done by local artist Nancy Mauck of […]

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Governor sets special election date for 11th district HOD seat

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

RICHMOND – Governor Bob McDonnell has set January 7, 2014, as the date for the special election to fill the seat of Delegate Onzlee Ware, who has announced his retirement from the Virginia House of Delegates. Speaking about the special election, Governor McDonnell remarked, “Richmond will greatly miss the leadership and integrity of Delegate Onzlee Ware. […]

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Gov. McDonnell and Del. Habeeb praise Del. Onzlee Ware’s service

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Gov. McDonnell and Del. Habeeb praise Del. Onzlee Ware's service

Governor Bob McDonnell on the news that Delegate Onzlee Ware (D-Roanoke) will retire from office stated: “Over the past ten years, I’ve gotten to know Onzlee Ware very well. I know him as someone who always puts Virginia first. And I know him as a leader who will always tell you, directly and without nuance, […]

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Photos of Gov. McDonnell meeting with Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe

Friday, November 8, 2013

Photos of Gov. McDonnell meeting with Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe

Thursday Governor Bob McDonnell welcomed Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe to the Executive Mansion for a private lunch followed by a media availability. The governor and governor-elect spoke about issues currently facing state government and about how the current administration could best work with the governor-elect’s team to ensure a smooth and positive transition. “I want to […]

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McDonnell’s statement on election: ensures a smooth transition of power

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

McDonnell's statement on election: ensures a smooth transition of power

RICHMOND – Governor Bob McDonnell issued the following statement tonight regarding the election of Terry McAuliffe as the 72nd governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia. “I want to congratulate Terry McAuliffe on his election as the next governor of Virginia. There is no higher honor than serving in the same office once held by Patrick Henry […]

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Gov. McDonnell announces $585 million budget surplus but at what price to localities

Monday, August 19, 2013

Gov. McDonnell announces $585 million budget surplus but at what price to localities

Virginia finished FY 2013 $585 million in the black and is the fourth consecutive budget surplus in the McDonnell Administration. The governor had previously announced the revenue surplus for FY 2013, which is officially $264.3 million. Today he informed the members that the second half of the overall surplus equation, state savings, came in at […]

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