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Medicaid Expansion Hits Milestone; More Than 200,000 Enrolled In Virginia

December 30, 2018

Governor Ralph Northam announced Friday that more than 200,000 Virginia adults are now enrolled and will have health coverage starting Jan. 1. The achievement marks a major milestone in the Medicaid expansion initiative approved last summer.

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Herring Joins $68 Million Settlement With UBS AG For Manipulating LIBOR

December 27, 2018

Attorney General Mark R. Herring today announced a $68 million 40-state settlement with UBS for fraudulent conduct involving the manipulation of the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR). LIBOR is a benchmark interest rate that affects financial instruments worth trillions of dollars and has a far-reaching impact on global markets and consumers.

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Governor Releases Report Providing Roadmap For Offshore Wind Supply Chain

December 27, 2018

Governor Ralph Northam today released a report providing a roadmap for Virginia to develop an offshore wind supply chain to serve emerging offshore wind projects along the East Coast. The report analyzed Virginia’s potential strategic role in the rapidly emerging U.S. offshore wind industry.

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Herring Adds National Climate Assessment To Rulemaking Record On Emissions Standards

December 27, 2018

Attorney General Mark R. Herring, as part of a coalition of 29 states and local governments, has added the Fourth National Climate Assessment into the rulemaking records for the Trump Administration’s proposed rollbacks of the Clean Car Standards and Clean Power Plan.

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AG Herring Supports Federal Prison Reform Legislation

December 21, 2018

Attorney General Mark R. Herring has joined a bipartisan coalition of 38 attorneys general in sending a letter to House and Senate leadership, announcing support for the First Step Act. The legislation has been passed by both the House and the Senate and was signed into law today by President Trump.

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Governor Northam Announces Commonwealth’s Unemployment Rate Falls To 2.8%

December 21, 2018

Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased by 0.1 percentage point in November to 2.8 percent, and was down 0.8 percentage point from a year ago.

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AG Herring Moves To Block Seismic Testing And Offshore Drilling In Atlantic Ocean

December 20, 2018

Attorney General Mark R. Herring and a coalition of state attorneys general are moving to intervene in a lawsuit to stop proposed seismic testing that opens the door to oil drilling off the coast of Virginia and other Atlantic Coast states.

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AG Herring Continues Fight Against Trump Administration’s Rules That Limit Birth Control Access

December 20, 2018

Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced today that nine additional states have joined his lawsuit that was filed in November 2017 in response to the Trump Administration’s decision to undermine the contraception coverage rule created under the Affordable Care Act.

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Governor Northam Announces Over 182,000 Virginians Enrolled In New Health Coverage

December 19, 2018

Governor Ralph Northam today announced that more than 182,000 Virginia adults are now enrolled in new health coverage that begins on Jan. 1, 2019.

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Governor Announces IDEMIA Identity And Security To Relocate Headquarters To Fairfax County

December 19, 2018

Governor Ralph Northam today announced that IDEMIA, the global leader in Augmented IdentityTM for an increasingly digital world, will relocate its North American Identity & Security headquarters from Billerica, Massachusetts to Reston, Virginia in Fairfax County. Virginia successfully competed with Washington, D.C. and Maryland for this project, which will create more than 90 new jobs.

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