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Virginia unemployment rate drops to 3.7%

~ Virginia’s unemployment rate ranks 2nd lowest among major U.S. states  ~ – Virginia labor force expands to record high 4,340,369 – – Initial unemployment claims hit 43 year low – RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Friday, Oct. 20, that Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was down 0.1 percentage point in September to 3.7 percent after … Continue reading

Gov. McAuliffe announces STIHL Inc. to invest over $20 million in City of Virginia Beach
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Gov. McAuliffe announces STIHL Inc. to invest over $20 million in City of Virginia Beach

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today, Oct. 17,  that STIHL Inc., the manufacturer of the number one selling brand of chainsaws in the world and a full line of outdoor power tools, will invest over $20 million to expand its headquarters operation in the City of Virginia Beach. The company will construct a state-of-the-art, 80,000-square-foot administration … Continue reading

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Gov. McAuliffe announces $6.1 million in Homeland Security grant awards

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Friday, Oct. 13, the culmination of a stakeholder-driven process to allocate more than $6.1 million through various federal grant programs to enhance emergency preparedness and security throughout the Commonwealth. The funds will be administered by the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) to support a wide array of emergency preparedness and … Continue reading

Gov. McAuliffe to donate Weinstein’s campaign contributions
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Gov. McAuliffe to donate Weinstein’s campaign contributions

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Terry McAuliffe says he will donate funds given to his campaign by disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein to a nonprofit that aids victims of sexual and domestic violence. Crystal Carson, spokeswoman for McAuliffe’s Common Good VA political action committee, said in a statement Tuesday evening that the governor “is deeply … Continue reading

Gov. announces 29th annual October Virginia Wine Month celebration
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Gov. announces 29th annual October Virginia Wine Month celebration

~ “Discover Your Local Crush” with Virginia wine specials throughout the month of October ~ RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today, Oct. 3, the 29th Annual October Virginia Wine Month, offering visitors a chance to discover why Virginia is a wine destination unlike any other. The month-long celebration includes special events at wineries, restaurants, hotels, and … Continue reading

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Virginia receives $2.7 million in federal funds for emergency management

~ 139 localities will receive funding ~ RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today, Sept. 29, $2.7 million in new federal Local Emergency Management Performance Grants (LEMPG) to help localities plan and respond to emergencies in their areas. The Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) will administer funds, which are from the fiscal year 2017 Emergency … Continue reading

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First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe announces Feed Virginia Day of Action

~Communities and schools across Virginia host volunteer events to support the Commonwealth’s food system ~ RICHMOND – Today, Sept. 29, at volunteer events in Newport News, Dumfries, and Richmond, Governor Terry McAuliffe and First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe celebrated the inaugural Feed Virginia Day of Action, an initiative of the Commonwealth Council on Bridging the Nutritional Divide which … Continue reading

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Gov. McAuliffe authorizes National Guard to deploy force to U.S. Virgin Islands

RICHMOND — Governor McAuliffe, on Sept. 22, authorized the Virginia National Guard to send 120 soldiers to the U.S. Virgin Islands to join a multi-state, multi-agency response effort to recent hurricanes. The Commonwealth of Virginia continues to send needed supplies, personnel and expertise into the storm-ravaged areas to assist with recovery and give emergency managers on the ground a … Continue reading

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Governor and First Lady announce 10 million meal increase in statewide school breakfast program

~ Program growth driven by adoption of alternative service models, which provide access to breakfast as a part of the school day ~ NORFOLK– Governor Terry McAuliffe and First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe announced today, Sept. 20, that over 10 million more school breakfasts were served to Virginia students during the 2016-2017 school year compared to … Continue reading

How Trump is sabotaging the Affordable Care Act in Virginia
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How Trump is sabotaging the Affordable Care Act in Virginia

An editorial by Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D-VA) Since President Trump took office, he and his administration have expressed their intention to sabotage the Affordable Care Act by creating instability in state insurance markets. As governors and other leaders across the nation warned, the Trump administration’s actions could threaten the health care and indeed the lives … Continue reading

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Gov. McAuliffe announces Thomas Nelson Community College’s designation as a National Center of Excellence in Cyber Defense Education

RICHMOND – Governor McAuliffe announced Thursday, Sept. 14, that the United States National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have officially designated Thomas Nelson Community College as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Two-Year Education (CAE2Y). This designation acknowledges schools that excel in educating students to become leaders in … Continue reading

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Gov. McAuliffe announces start of statewide tax amnesty

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced the start of the 2017 Virginia Tax Amnesty Program which provides delinquent individual and business taxpayers the opportunity to pay back taxes with no penalties and half the interest between September 13 and November 14, 2017. Approved by the 2017 General Assembly, the program assumes the collection of $89.5 million … Continue reading