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- Mark R. Warner comments on the NSA announcement that it will institute changes in the way it collects information under FISA. - A $1.1 million grant will back an effort to align student testing with the skills needed for success in the new Virginia economy. - Tom Perriello has released a tax reform proposal that gives the middle class a tax cut and funds a working families agenda. - Governor Terry McAuliffe has individually restored the rights of 156,000 Virginians – more than any governor in American history. - A briefing paper details how Dominion Resources intends to blast away mountaintops as part of the construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.
- Plaintiffs in the lawsuit sponsored by OneVirginia2021 have filed an appeal to the state Supreme Court in a redistricting case. - Governor Terry McAuliffe signed Delegate Eileen Filler-Corn’s (D-Springfield) bill, HB 2267, at the Stambaugh Human Services Center. - A Virginia Tech researcher says Facebook is a vital tool against corruption in countries where press freedom is curbed or banned. - Governor Terry McAuliffe and the Virginia Council on Women announced the winners of the sixth annual STEM Essay Contest. - The Virginia Executive Mansion is the 2017 recipient of the Paralyzed Veterans of America Barrier-Free America Award.
- Virginia leaders urged Congress to take action to protect retired coal miners who risk losing their healthcare benefits. - The Trump administration confirmed it is moving to expand offshore drilling by undoing President Obama’s December executive order. - The Virginia Department of Fire Programs has received federal funding in the amount of $365,260. - Adam Schiff and Tim Kaine sent a letter to President Trump asking for the legal basis for the strike against the Shayrat airbase in Syria. - A drug dealer who used his drug supply to coerce women into prostitution was sentenced Monday to 18 years in prison. - Gov. Terry McAuliffe and First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe recognized the upcoming 145th anniversary of Arbor Day at a tree planting. - The Executive Mansion will be among the outstanding homes and gardens open across the Commonwealth during Historic Garden Week. - Attorney General Mark R. Herring is calling out the DOE for abdicating its responsibility to millions of student loan borrowers. - Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced $1.45 million in Industrial Revitalization Fund (IRF) awards for three localities. - The USDOT has awarded VDOT $8.2 million to repair damage to Interstate 64 from severe flooding in Alleghany County last year. - James W. Ceaser will speak at W&L on “The First 100 Days: Reflections on the Trump Presidency.” His talk is free and open to the public. - Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are asking the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for a plan to prioritize filling administrative positions. - Virginia has the distinction of having had the first mental health hospital in the country although it was called an insane asylum. - Attorney General Mark Herring is imploring members of Congress and the Trump administration to protect funding for drug treatment. - Virginia will receive $9,762,332 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to combat the opioid epidemic. - The public is invited to share comments on transportation projects that have been scored and recommended for funding. - Norfolk and Portsmouth residents are now receiving even more help paying Elizabeth River Tunnels tolls. - Seven school board members from across Virginia are endorsing Tom Perriello ahead of the June 13 Democratic primary for Virginia governor.
- Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Thursday the recipients of the 2017 Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service Awards. - VDOT invites residents of Central Virginia to share comments on transportation projects that have been recommended for funding. - LiUNA (Laborers' International Union of North America) announced its endorsement of Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam in the Virginia governor’s race. - Roger Dean Huffstetler announced his candidacy for Virginia’s Fifth District seat in the United States Congress. - Governor McAuliffe today announced that he will commute the death sentence of Ivan Teleguz to life imprisonment without parole. - The Commonwealth Transportation Board approved two contracts at its monthly meeting Wednesday totaling $69.6 million. - Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam called for a new law to require dark money groups to disclose their contributors if they spend money to influence Virginia elections. - Attorney General Mark Herring has filed a new brief urging an appeals court to uphold a ruling that struck down the Muslim travel ban as unconstitutional. - Gov. McAuliffe announced plans to celebrate the one-year anniversary of his order restoring voting rights to those convicted of felonies. - Why did British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday call an early general election, and what power gives her that ability? - The Northam for Governor campaign announced the endorsements of local leaders from across the Commonwealth’s rural communities. - Virginia Gold Star Parents Khizr and Ghazala Khan are endorsing Tom Perriello for governor, ahead of the June 13 Democratic primary in Virginia. - The public is invited to share comments on transportation projects that have been scored and recommended for funding. - Virginia House of Delegates Speaker-designee Kirk Cox announced Tuesday the formation of the Colonial Leadership Trust PAC. - Chris Graham shares a recent interview with U.S. Sen. Mark Warner on this week's Street Knowledge podcast. - Friends of Augusta, a local pipeline opposition group, is formally endorsing Tom Perriello for governor. - Governor Terry McAuliffe today completed his 37th state park visit, becoming the first sitting governor to tour Virginia’s complete system.