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Inside Virginia employment numbers

Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was down 0.1 percentage point in September to 3.7 percent and was down 0.4 percentage point from a year ago.

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Virginia State Police participating in Drive 2 Save Lives

Virginia is among 15 states to participate in a two-day Drive to Save Lives traffic safety initiative that coincides with National Teen Driver Safety Week.

Virginia Produce Company to invest $650,000, expand produce wholesale facility in Carroll County

Virginia Produce Company, Inc. will create 33 new jobs and invest $650,000 to expand its produce wholesale facility in Carroll County. 


Virginia unemployment rate drops to 3.7 percent

Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was down 0.1 percentage point in September to 3.7 percent after holding steady at 3.8 percent the previous two months.

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McAuliffe announces 2017 recipient of Governor’s Award for Excellence in International Trade

Governor Terry McAuliffe  announced that QubicaAMF is the recipient of the 2017 Commonwealth of Virginia Governor’s Award for Excellence in International Trade. 

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Virginia Spirits Month 2017 boosts sales 70 percent

According to Virginia ABC, September 2017 sales at distilleries increased by 70.2% and in-store sales were up 53.5% over September last year.


STIHL Inc. to invest $20 million in City of Virginia Beach

STIHL Inc will invest over $20 million to expand its headquarters operation in the City of Virginia Beach.


Virginia cotton production forecast up 90 percent from last year

The October Crop Production report from the National Agriculture Statistics Service shows a continued large increases in projected yields for cotton and peanuts from 2016.

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McAuliffe announces commonwealth leader cultivation program developed with Virginia Tech

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced the opening of applications this week for the first Virginia Management Fellows class.


Dry fall helps with harvest but not pastureland

Virginia topsoil moisture levels for the week ending Oct. 6 were approaching drought levels, with 73 percent of the state reporting short water supplies.


McAuliffe announces $6.1 million in homeland security grant awards

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced $6.1 million in grants to enhance emergency preparedness and security throughout the Commonwealth. 


Kappa Farms to invest $865,000, open new aquaponics facility in Loudoun County

Kappa Farms will create 21 new jobs and invest $865,000 to open an aquaponics operation in Loudoun County.

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McAuliffe announces launch of new Virginia Management Fellows Program

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced the application launch for the first Virginia Management Fellows class.

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McAuliffe on President Trump’s decision to end cost-sharing payments

Governor Terry McAuliffe released the following statement today in response to President Trump’s decision to end cost-sharing reduction payments.

McAuliffe announces $255,000 federal grant to support international trade program in Virginia

Virginia has received $255,000 in grant funding to support the Commonwealth’s State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) Grant Program.


Voter registration deadline is Oct. 16

The voter registration deadline for the upcoming gubernatorial election is Monday, October 16th. 

McAuliffe statement on President Trump’s executive order on healthcare

Governor Terry McAuliffe comments after the announcement of President Trump’s Executive Order designed to undermine the Affordable Care Act.

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McAuliffe donates $57k in Weinstein contributions to campaign against sexual violence, harassment

The Virginia Sexual & Domestic Violence Action Alliance accepted a donation of $57,535 from Gov. Terry McAuliffe in support of ending sexual and domestic violence and sexual harassment statewide.


September 2017 general fund revenue collections up 5.5%

September General Fund revenue increased 5.5% from the previous year – largely due to payroll withholding taxes, sales taxes, and corporate income taxes. 

Fall wildfire season begins Sunday

Fall wildfire season in Virginia begins Sunday (Oct. 15) and runs through Nov. 30. Residents are being asked to be extra careful with anything that could cause a wildfire during this time.

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McAuliffe to lead trade, marketing mission to Japan

Governor Terry McAuliffe will lead a four-day trade and marketing mission to Japan from October 11 – 14.

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JLARC Report: Medicaid spending is top driver of state spending growth

A new report from the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission shows that Medicaid continues to be the main driver of state spending growth.

McAuliffe cuts ribbon on new One Stop Career Center in Winchester

Governor Terry McAuliffe celebrated the opening of a new One Stop Career Center in Winchester during a ceremonial ribbon cutting.

VA SOL practice test resource review

It is essential for our students to be equipped with the ability to meet the educational standards set by the Virginia Department of Education.

Augusta Free Press: Your local marketing specialists

Augusta Free Press brings your ideas on marketing and what you want and need to do to reach customers and clients to reality.

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Augusta Free Press has built more than 1,000 websites for clients across the Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia.

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McAuliffe awards $6 million in new school security equipment grants

Governor Terry McAuliffe awarded $6 million in School Security Equipment Grants to protect students and teachers in 104 school divisions.

McAuliffe announces RFP to deploy $14 million for electric vehicle charging infrastructure

Governor McAuliffe announced the release of a Request for Proposal to deploy an interconnected and statewide public electric vehicle charging network.

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McAuliffe announces new solar project in King William County

Governor McAuliffe this week announced the permit for a new solar facility to be built in King William County.

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Ensuring livestock, poultry exhibited at Virginia fairs are healthy

Fair season is a busy time of year for the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.


McAuliffe announces first meeting of Commonwealth Commission on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Commonwealth Commission on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will hold its first meeting Tuesday.


Virginia state employee giving campaign celebrates 20 years, almost $50 million in donations

The Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign, the workforce giving campaign for Virginia state employees, has set a $3.5 million goal for 2017, its 20th year.

McAuliffe on Trump administration decision to limit access to birth control

Gov. Terry McAuliffe comments on the Trump Administration announcement that it will limit the Affordable Care Act mandate on birth control.

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McAuliffe: Latest mass shooting must be a wakeup call for Virginia leaders

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that he has directed his public safety team to draft and introduce gun safety legislation for the next General Assembly to pass.

McAuliffe announces $240,000 in Community Business Launch funding

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced $240,000 in Community Business Launch awards for four communities in Virginia.


McAuliffe announces $12.5 million grant round for historic preservation, landscape conservation

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced the release of a grant round, administered by the Virginia Land Conservation Foundation.

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McAuliffe cuts ribbon on new state veterans office in Williamsburg

Governor Terry McAuliffe celebrated the opening of the new Virginia Department of Veterans Services office on the College of William & Mary campus.

Federal funding for Children’s Health Insurance Program in Virginia set to expire unless Congress acts

Absent congressional reauthorization, federal funding for Virginia’s Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) will run out in January.


McAuliffe announces Facebook to invest $1 billion in Virginia

Facebook will bring more than $1 billion of new investment to the Commonwealth, including $750 million to establish a 970,000-square-foot data center in Henrico County.


Virginia receives $596,000 in federal funds to combat opioid crisis

Virginia has received two federal grants totaling $596,000 to fight the prescription opioid and heroin abuse epidemic.

Virginia lands in Area Development’s ‘Top States for Doing Business’ for first time since 2010

Virginia was ranked in Area Development magazine’s 2017 “Top States for Doing Business” annual survey for the first time since 2010.

McAuliffe announces $453,686 Workforce Development Capacity Grant to Lord Fairfax Community College

Gov. McAuliffe announced the opening of new Heavy Construction Workforce Development programs at NVCC and Lord Fairfax Community College.

McAuliffe announces $4.23 million in Virginia land conservation grants

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Virginia Land Conservation Foundation grants totaling $4.23 million for 23 projects which will help protect 4,390 acres in the commonwealth.

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McAuliffe to Virginia U.S. House delegation: Vote ‘no’ on silencer bill

Gov. McAuliffe sent a letter to Virginia’s delegation in Congress urging members to vote against the Sportsmen Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act.

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McAuliffe holds first Asian American and Pacific Islander Summit

Governor McAuliffe held the first Asian American and Pacific Islander Summit at George Mason University’s Arlington Campus on Friday.


Farmers will begin receiving census in mid-November

U.S. farmers will begin receiving their questionnaires for the 2017 Census of Agriculture in eight weeks.

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McAuliffe receives 2017 Virginia School Board Association award

The Virginia School Board Association honored Governor Terry McAuliffe with the 2017 Legislative Award of Excellence.

Virginia receives $2.7 million in federal funds for emergency management

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced $2.7 million in new federal Local Emergency Management Performance Grants.

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McAuliffe recognizes Virginia businesses for commitment to hiring veterans

Gov. Terry McAuliffe recognized businesses for their ongoing commitment to creating employment opportunities for Virginia’s military veterans.


McAuliffe announces $1.5 million in Department of Criminal Justice grant funding available

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that he is making $1.5 million in grant funding available through the Department of Criminal Justice Services.