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Governor McAuliffe Announces Virginia Rankings As A Top State for Corporate Clean Energy Procurement

February 17, 2017

Governor McAuliffe today announced that Virginia has been ranked as one of the top states in the nation for corporate access to clean energy, according to the 2017 “Corporate Clean Energy Procurement Index: State Leadership & Rankings”.

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Governor McAuliffe Requests Briefing From DHS And ICE Regarding Immigration Enforcement Activity In Virginia

February 16, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe sent a letter today to Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly requesting information regarding Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement activities in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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Virginia Workforce Connection Offers New, Enhanced Features for Job Seekers, Virginia Businesses

February 16, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that new, enhanced features are now available through the Commonwealth’s web-based service for job seekers and Virginia businesses, the Virginia Workforce Connection.

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Virginia Department of Corrections Announces Partnership with U.S. Department of State to Provide Training and Mentoring to International Corrections Officials

February 15, 2017

Virginia Department of Corrections Director Harold Clarke and Ambassador Williams R. Brownfield, Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement signed an agreement today establishing an official partnership between VADOC and the U.S. Department of State to provide training and mentoring to foreign corrections officials.

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Governor McAuliffe Announces Global Guardian To Expand Corporate Headquarters In Fairfax County

February 15, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Global Guardian, a provider of world-class security solutions, will invest $1.3 million to expand its corporate headquarters in Fairfax County. The company will invest in additional office space, new technology for its operations center and specialized workforce training for 22 new jobs.

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Herring Helps Block Another Anti-Competitive Health Insurance Merger

February 9, 2017

Attorney General Herring today announced that Virginia has helped successfully block the $54 billion proposed merger of Cigna and Anthem after a judge found that the merger would be anti-competitive and would uniquely harm Virginians and Virginia businesses who use the large group healthcare market, especially in Richmond.

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Governor McAuliffe Announces 555 New Jobs In Fairfax County

February 9, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that IOMAXIS, a leading technology company that delivers disruptive solutions to revolutionize cloud, mobile and network products and systems, plans to invest a total of $3.8 million to expand its operation in Fairfax County.

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Session Chugs Along Through Crossover

February 8, 2017

By Virginia Senator Adam P. Ebbin (D-30) – On Tuesday, the General Assembly passed “Crossover,” the session halfway point by which each chamber must complete work on its own bills and begin considering legislation passed by the other body. The Senate has passed 8 pieces of my legislation and we’ve secured some victories for progressive values.

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Legislature Rejects Requests From Herring To Better Protect Virginians From Hate Crimes

February 2, 2017

Yesterday, the General Assembly completed their rejection of tools to better protect ethnic, religious, and sexual minorities and other vulnerable communities from hate crimes. The bills would have authorized the Office of Attorney General to prosecute hate crimes.

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Funding Available For Organizations To Serve Summer Meals To Virginia Children

February 1, 2017

The Virginia Department of Health is looking for financially viable organizations that can serve meals to children during the summer months. Organizations that participate in the Summer Food Service Program will be reimbursed by VDH for the meals that are served.

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