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Warner calls for immediate passage of bipartisan DREAM Act

Virginia Sen. Mark Warner spoke on the floor of the U.S. Senate to call for immediate passage of the bipartisan DREAM Act.


Final McAuliffe budget will contain additional broadband funding for rural Virginia

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that his 2019-2020 biennial budget will include $2 million to double the budget for the Virginia Telecommunications Initiative.


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Northam announces key administration appointments

Gov.-elect Ralph Northam today announced his selections for Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry and Secretary of Natural Resources.


Briefs filed in Virginia Supreme Court in redistricting challenge

Briefs were filed today in the Supreme Court of Virginia supporting the appeal in Vesilind v. Virginia State Board of Elections, a case backed by OneVirginia2021.


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Herring asks FCC to delay net neutrality rulemaking

Attorney General Mark R. Herring and 17 fellow state attorneys general wrote to the FCC expressing their concern about falsified comments made to the FCC, and asking the Commission to delay its rulemaking process.


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Alon Ben-Meir: Trump recognition of Jerusalem, the prospect of two-state solution

I was in Israel when President Trump made his announcement recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Initially, I thought Israelis would pour out into the streets celebrating this ‘historic’ moment.


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McAuliffe: Virginia Tech innovative AI defense against cyber-attacks is cutting-edge

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced the approval of funding for Virginia Tech’s research using machine learning, or artificial intelligence, to defend wireless communication systems from cyber-attack.


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Gov.-elect Ralph Northam announces transportation appointments

Gov.-elect Ralph Northam today announced at the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce annual luncheon his selection of Shannon Valentine as Virginia’s next Secretary of Transportation.


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McAuliffe announces agreements to protect Virginia’s aquifers

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced agreements to limit groundwater withdrawals from the Commonwealth’s at-risk coastal aquifers.


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Trump administration religious refusal actions threaten LGBT access to healthcare

A new report concludes that recent executive branch actions are likely to result in discrimination against LGBT people in healthcare and at the hands of social service providers, private businesses, and government officials.


Poll: 74 percent say sexual harassment must be addressed seriously

Sexual harassment in the workplace is a major issue that has to be addressed in a serious way, according to 74 percent of American voters responding to a Suffolk University/USA Today national poll.


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Poll: Bipartisan majorities support restrictions on lobbying by former government officials

Overwhelming bipartisan majorities support proposed legislation that calls for extending the period that former government officials must wait before they can lobby the government.


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McAuliffe announces $1.4 million in grants from Virginia Research Investment Fund

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that $1.4 million in grants have been awarded from the Virginia Research Investment Fund in its first funding round.


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Peace Action applauds proposal for North Korea talks without preconditions

In response to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson proposing direct talks with North Korea without preconditions, Jon Rainwater, executive director of Peace Action, released the following statement.


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McAuliffe announces $2.2 million in first GO Virginia grants

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced the initial regional projects funded through the Growth and Opportunity for Virginia (GO Virginia) economic development program.


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McAuliffe hosts first ever Governor’s Smart Farm Summit

Governor Terry McAuliffe today hosted the inaugural Governor’s Smart Farm Summit in Harrisonburg.


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Water Control Board issues conditional approval of Atlantic Coast Pipeline permit

The Virginia Water Control Board voted 4-3 Tuesday to give conditional approval to water quality certification for the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline.


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2018 Inaugural Committee announces ticketing information

The 2018 Inaugural Committee announced details regarding ticketing information for Gov.-elect Ralph Northam’s swearing in ceremony and inaugural ball on Saturday, January 13, 2018.


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Kaine co-sponsors Gillibrand’s Me Too bill

Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) joined Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) as a cosponsor of the Member and Employee Training and Oversight on Congress Act.


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McAuliffe announces opioid, mental health budget actions

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Monday that his 2019-2020 biennial budget will include $76 million to help combat the opioid epidemic and improve behavioral health treatment.


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Longtime EMU cross-cultural leader Linford Stutzman on Trump U.S. embassy move

My wife and I have led 13 groups of college students to the Middle East since 1991 as part of Eastern Mennonite University’s required cross-cultural program.


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Warner, Kaine on CHIP program, Virginia

U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine comment on Virginia planning to notify families in the CHIP program that benefits will be lost on Jan. 31 if Congress does not pass a bipartisan CHIP reauthorization bill.


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Virginia to notify CHIP recipients of potential loss of benefits

Virginia will begin notifying families with one or more family members who are enrolled in CHIP that they could lose their coverage unless Congress reauthorizes the program soon. 


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McAuliffe announces budget actions to address Virginia teacher shortage

Governor McAuliffe today announced a series of budget actions and signed a new executive directive to address Virginia’s growing teacher shortage.


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McAuliffe, Warner launch Virginia is for Entrepreneurs initiative

Governor Terry McAuliffe and U.S. Senator Mark Warner today announced the launch of the Virginia is for Entrepreneurs (VA4E) initiative.