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Public may propose plants for list of harmful Virginia weeds

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has developed a method that can be used by the public to nominate weed species for adding to Virginia’s Noxious Weeds list.


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McAuliffe announces $3 million in Appalachian Regional Commission grants

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced he is recommending $3,142,588 in Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) grants for 10 projects in the Appalachian Region of Virginia, which encompasses 25 counties and eight independent cities in Southwest Virginia.


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McAuliffe announces $2 million in Community Development Block Grants

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced $2,149,346 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for four projects in Virginia. This funding will support projects that improve sewer infrastructure and foster economic development in localities across the Commonwealth.


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Virginia continues to monitor, respond to winter storm

A winter storm warning is still active for east central, eastern, south central, and southeast portions of Virginia until 1 p.m. In addition, a blizzard warning has been issued for Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake and Virginia Beach until 1 p.m. 


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Dems: DREAMers in Virginia deserve action on DREAM Act

Virginia stands to lose more than $10 million in state and local tax collections if the status of DREAMERs isn’t renewed.


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McAuliffe declares state of emergency ahead of impending winter storm

Governor Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency at 2:20 p.m. today authorizing state agencies to assist local governments in responding to the significant winter storm that is expected to impact the Commonwealth over the next 24-48 hours.


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VDOT: Snow, high winds to affect travel in Virginia

Motorists in eastern and central Virginia should plan for slick road conditions and poor visibility as snow and high winds are expected to move into those regions beginning this evening.


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As you ring in the new year, avoid the common mistakes that can turn good food bad

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services advises all cooks and food handlers to start the new year off safely. Don’t drink and drive, of course, but also be sure to observe the basic rules of food safety.


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McAuliffe commutes sentence of man found mentally incompetent

Governor Terry McAuliffe commuted the death sentence of William Burns to life in prison without the possibility of parole.


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House Dems respond to GOP efforts to hang on to majority

The Virginia House Democratic Caucus today issued the following statement on the 94th House District race from communications director Katie Baker.


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Virginia unemployment insurance tax rates to fall in 2018

The average unemployment insurance tax rate paid by Virginia employers will be 0.96 percent in 2018, down from the 2017 average of 1.12 percent. This tax is the experience-related tax paid by employers to fund unemployment insurance benefits paid to eligible workers.


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McAuliffe announces Rural Rehabilitation Trust Fund grants

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced awards totaling $499,521 in grant funding for six agriculture-related projects aimed at providing assistance and creating new economic opportunities for farmers and agriculture organizations across Virginia.


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Professional truck drivers provide holiday, winter driving tips

The Virginia Trucking Association joins the American Trucking Associations and ATA’s Share the Road highway safety program in urging holiday travelers to focus on safe driving habits throughout the busy holiday season and upcoming winter weather.


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McAuliffe announces over-the-year employment growth in Virginia

Virginia’s nonfarm payroll employment is 33,700 jobs higher when compared to November of 2016. Over-the-year employment growth in Virginia has been positive for 44 consecutive months.


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McAuliffe, Virginia Council on Women announce seventh annual STEM Essay Contest

Governor Terry McAuliffe and the Virginia Council on Women announced the seventh annual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Essay Contest for high school junior and senior women.


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McAuliffe PAC makes $150K investment in Democratic Party of Virginia voter protection program

Governor Terry McAuliffe’s political action committee, Common Good VA, has invested $150,000 in the Democratic Party of Virginia voter protection program.


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McAuliffe announces awards from landmark DuPont settlement

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced the first round of project awards under the DuPont Waynesboro Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration settlement.


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Virginia State Police investigating officer-involved shooting in Rockbridge County

The Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Salem Field Office is investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred Dec. 15 at the College Square Shopping Center in Rockbridge County.


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McAuliffe includes Medicaid expansion money in final budget

Terry McAuliffe is taking one last shot at Medicaid expansion. The outgoing governor included Medicaid expansion in his final state budget blueprint, with a proviso that the state would accept federal money, which Republicans have resisted doing on three different occasions.


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Democrats tout Virginia employment news

Virginia’s unemployment rate is at a nearly nine-year low of 3.7 percent. The Commonwealth’s unemployment rate is the second lowest among major states.


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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.


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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. 


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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. 


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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.


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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.


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Voter registration deadline is Oct. 16

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


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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.


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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. 


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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.