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Governor’s mansion marks opening of accessibility ramp

The governor was joiined by veterans and Virginians with disabilities to mark the opening of an accessibility ramp at the Executive Mansion.


McAuliffe announces 350 new jobs in Botetourt County

ELDOR Corporation, a leader in the automotive business, will invest about $75 million to establish its first U.S. production plant in Botetourt County.

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Governor McAuliffe vetoes Tebow Bills

Governor Terry McAuliffe today vetoed two so-called Tebow Bills related to the ability of students who receive home instruction to participate in interscholastic programs.

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ACLU urges governor to stop solitary confinement

The ACLU of Virginia has called on Gov. McAuliffe to stop the practice of solitary confinement in the state’s prisons, jails and juvenile detention centers.

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Governor McAuliffe issues gag order to state agencies on natural gas pipelines

On Tuesday, The Roanoke Times reported that the decision to share pipeline comments with the governor’s office before making them public was one outcome of an Oct. 28 meeting in Richmond that included representatives from 13 state agencies involved in the permitting process or mitigation efforts for the proposed pipelines. The Times reported the purpose of coordinating with the Governor’s office was to “ensure that state agencies will speak about the pipeline projects in the same way.”


Governor McAuliffe announces Virginia enterprise zone designations

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced on Monday five new Virginia Enterprise Zone (VEZ) designations for Tazewell County, the cities of Lynchburg and Hampton, and two joint zones for city of Martinsville and Henry County, as well as Mecklenburg and Brunswick counties.

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ACLU of Virginia urges Governor McAuliffe to stop execution

The ACLU of Virginia has issued a statement with regard to the pending execution of Alfredo Prieto.


Governor McAuliffe announces restoration of rights for over 10,000 people

Today, Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that his administration restored the voting and civil rights of 10,009 individuals. The McAuliffe administration has restored the rights of more Virginians than any other Governor in a four year term.


Virginia unemployment rate dips to 4.8 percent

Governor McAuliffe announced today that Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased 0.1 percentage point in July to 4.8 percent. Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remains below the national rate, which was unchanged in July at 5.3 percent.


Governor McAuliffe announces $8.2 million in Community Development Block Grants

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced more than $8.2 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for 12 projects in Virginia.


Governor McAuliffe announces across-the-board improvement on SOLs

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that student scores on the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests have improved significantly since last year.


Governor McAuliffe signs agreement on expanding public access to state waters

Governor Terry McAuliffe today signed a memorandum of understanding that solidifies Virginia’s commitment to enhancing recreational water access throughout the Commonwealth.

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Governor McAuliffe’s signature 2015 agenda items take effect today

Key pieces of Governor Terry McAuliffe’s 2015 New Virginia Economy legislative agenda are among the nearly 800 pieces of legislation that take effect today.


Governor McAuliffe signs executive order establishing Parole Review and Update Commission

Governor Terry McAuliffe signed Executive Order 44 today, establishing the Parole Review and Update Commission to evaluate policy, assess progress and public safety outcomes, and determine whether the intended goals of abolishing parole for felony offenders have been achieved.


Governor McAuliffe announces talent solutions grant competition for economic development

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Wednesday that the Governor’s Office, in partnership with the Virginia Employment Commission (VEC), will be offering the Commonwealth’s first competitive grants designed to help close the skills gap in key industry sectors of critical importance to the Virginia economy and reward and encourage employer-led talent development solutions.


Governor Terry McAuliffe, Results for America host workforce innovation summit

Governor Terry McAuliffe and Results for America hosted a summit on workforce development this week to continue our efforts to better prepare Virginia’s job seekers with credentials that count in the workplace.


Governor McAuliffe encourages Virginians to get ready for hurricane season

Governor Terry McAuliffe and his cabinet were briefed this week on the 2015 hurricane season, which began June 1st and extends through November 30th. Discussions included the commonwealth’s hurricane preparations and ongoing efforts to improve critical areas of response and recovery.


Governor McAuliffe announces 101 new jobs in Henry County

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced this week that Monogram Food Solutions, LLC, a Memphis-based manufacturer of value-added processed meats, will invest $7.244 million to establish a warehousing and logistics operation in Henry County.


Governor McAuliffe announces Research Commercialization Fund awards

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today 38 Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF) awards totaling more than $2.8 million to fund targeted areas of promising research and commercialization, including advanced manufacturing, cybersecurity, and energy and life sciences.

Governor McAuliffe receives final recommendations of Governor’s Task Force on Campus Sexual Violence

Governor Terry McAuliffe attended the final meeting of the Governor’s Task Force on Campus Sexual Violence today and received a briefing from Attorney General Mark Herring on the task force’s recommendations.


Del. Mark Sickles comments on Governor McAuliffe’ signing election bills

Today, Governor McAuliffe signed HB 2056 and HB 2062, bipartisan bills amending existing law that will improve administration of elections while saving scarce taxpayer dollars.


Governor McAuliffe, Board of Education announce 2015 Virginia Index of Performance Awards

Governor Terry McAuliffe and the state Board of Education announced last week that 252 schools and four school divisions earned 2015 Virginia Index of Performance (VIP) awards for advanced learning and achievement.


Loving will be filmed in Central Virginia

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Virginia has been selected as the filming location for Loving, a motion picture based on the true story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a Virginia married couple who, in 1958, were arrested for violating a state law at the time prohibiting interracial marriage.


Governor McAuliffe announces recipients of the 2015 Governor’s Public Service Awards

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced the recipients of the Governor’s Public Service Awards at a ceremony Wednesday at the Executive Mansion recognizing state employees who have demonstrated exemplary service and dedication to the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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Governor McAuliffe signs executive directive to protect against cyber threats

Governor Terry McAuliffe today signed Executive Directive 5 to strengthen security measures overseeing personal data involved in transactions between citizens and state government agencies and institutions.

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Del. Sam Rasoul disappointed in governor’s privacy veto

Delegate Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke City) has expressed disappointment in Governor McAuliffe’s Friday veto of SB 965, legislation that would have limited government retention of personal data from license plate readers.

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Governor McAuliffe statement on Attorney General Herring advisory opinion on clinic regulations

Governor Terry McAuliffe released the following statement praising Attorney General Mark Herring’s advisory opinion that the law does not require the Virginia Board of Health to apply politically-motivated regulations to existing women’s health clinics.


Governor McAuliffe announces recipients of 2015 Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service Awards

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced recipients of the 2015 Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service Awards Friday during an awards ceremony held at the Governor’s Mansion. These awards spotlight the outstanding efforts individual and organization volunteers make on behalf of citizens throughout the Commonwealth.


McAuliffe administration releases report from Virginia Railroad Safety and Security Task Force

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced on Friday the release of the Virginia Railroad Safety and Security Task Force’s Initial Report and Recommendations.

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ACLU: Filing suit over license plate readers after Governor McAuliffe veto

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Virginia today questioned Governor McAuliffe’s decision to veto SB 965 (Petersen D Fairfax) and HB 1673 (Anderson R Prince William) and promised that the organization will file suit to ensure compliance with Virginia’s current law regulating the collection and storage by government agencies of personal information about Virginians.

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Governor McAuliffe announces actions on legislation following 2015 Reconvened Session

Today Governor Terry McAuliffe announced the actions he has taken on legislative items sent to his desk following the Virginia General Assembly’s consideration of his amendments during the 2015 Reconvened Session.

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Statement of Sen. Petersen after Governor McAuliffe veto of anti-surveillance legislation

Included below is a statement from Senator Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax) in response to Governor Terry McAuliffe’s veto of SB 965.

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Governor McAuliffe announces new farmstead cheese production and processing facility in Albemarle County

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Ewes Guys, LLC, doing business as Twenty Paces, will open operations for its new farmstead sheep and goat’s milk cheese production and processing facility in Albemarle County.

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Kelly Turkeys USA to invest $1.4 million to build operations, create more than 30 jobs in Albemarle County

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Kelly Turkeys USA, LLC will locate new operations for its specialty poultry production and processing facility in Albemarle County.


Governor McAuliffe joins George Mason University to launch Institute for Advanced Biomedical Research

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe joined George Mason University (GMU) President Ángel Cabrera on Thursday to launch the university’s Institute for Advanced Biomedical Research, a multidisciplinary center that will pursue some of the toughest medical questions facing society.