Archives: ‘From Richmond’

Governor-Elect Northam Re-Appoints Harold Clarke As Director of the Virginia Department Of Corrections

December 20th, 2017 | [From: From Richmond, Public Safety]

Harold W. Clarke, head of the Virginia Department of Corrections, has been re-appointed by Governor-elect Ralph Northam to lead the agency for a third term.

Governor McAuliffe Unveils Biennial Budget For FY 2019-2020 To The Joint Money Committees

December 18th, 2017 | [From: From Richmond]

Governor Terry McAuliffe today presented the biennial budget for FY 2019-2020 to the Joint Money Committees with the following statement. This is the last budget that he will present under his tenure as governor.  

Governor McAuliffe And Virginia Council On Women Announce 7th Annual STEM Essay Contest

December 18th, 2017 | [From: From Richmond, Schools]

Governor Terry McAuliffe and the Virginia Council on Women today announced the seventh annual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Essay Contest for high school junior and senior women. The Council will award at least five $5,000 scholarships to young women, in their junior and senior years in high school, who will be pursuing a STEM career at an institution of higher education.

Governor-Elect Ralph Northam Announces Administration Appointments

December 14th, 2017 | [From: From Richmond]

Governor-elect Ralph Northam today announced his selections for Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry and Secretary of Natural Resources. Matt Strickler will join the administration as Virginia’s next Secretary of Natural Resources. Bettina Ring will become Virginia’s next Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry.

Governor McAuliffe And Senator Warner Launch ‘Virginia Is For Entrepreneurs’ Initiative

December 11th, 2017 | [From: Business, From Richmond]

Governor Terry McAuliffe and U.S. Senator Mark Warner today announced the launch of the Virginia is for Entrepreneurs  initiative, an effort to better match entrepreneurs with potential investors across regions, backgrounds and industries. V4E’s first initiative will feature a standardized online application to better link entrepreneurs with more than 50 investment firms and potential funders to help launch or grow their Virginia-based businesses. 

Governor McAuliffe Announces Opioid And Mental Health Budget Actions

December 11th, 2017 | [From: From Richmond, Health]

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

McAuliffe Signs Executive Directive 14, Announces Budget Actions To Address Virginia’s Teacher Shortage

December 11th, 2017 | [From: From Richmond, Schools]

Governor McAuliffe today announced a series of budget actions and signed a new executive directive to address Virginia’s growing teacher shortage. Budget actions include both new investments and budget language targeting teacher recruitment and retention, and the directive asks the Virginia Board of Education to issue emergency regulations giving colleges and universities the option to offer undergraduate majors in education.

Governor McAuliffe Announces $6.5 Million In Grants To Support Crime Victims In Virginia

December 8th, 2017 | [From: From Richmond, Public Safety]

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced $6.5 million in federal grant funding to localities, nonprofit organizations and state agencies to provide support for essential programs and services in all aspects of Virginia’s criminal justice system. This funding will help criminal justice agencies and other organizations protect their communities and schools, respond effectively to crimes against women, support critical services for victims of domestic crimes, and improve the effectiveness of the juvenile justice system.

Governor-Elect Ralph Northam Announces Administration Appointments

December 8th, 2017 | [From: From Richmond]

Governor-elect Ralph Northam today announced additional appointments Governor’s Office and Cabinet, including naming Jennie O’Holleran as Policy Director, Carter Hutchinson as Deputy Policy Director, and Matt Mansell as Legislative Director. Rushawna Senior will join as a Senior Policy Analyst. 

McAuliffe, Jackson Jointly Recognized As The SANS Institute’s 2017 “Difference Makers” Award Winners

December 1st, 2017 | [From: From Richmond, Top Stories]

The SANS Institute has recognized Governor Terry McAuliffe and Secretary of Technology Karen Jackson jointly as one of their 2017 “Difference Makers” Award winners for their work on cyber security.