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AG Herring Files Suit To Defend CSR Payments

October 13, 2017

Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced today that he is filing a lawsuit against the Trump administration for its unlawful decision to end cost-sharing reduction payments that help millions of low-income Americans afford healthcare. Virginia and 18 other attorneys general are filing the suit in the Northern District of California.

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McAuliffe Announces RFP To Deploy $14 Million For Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure In Virginia

October 6, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe today 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 Facebook To Invest $1 Billion In Virginia

October 5, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Facebook will bring more than $1 billion of new investment to the Commonwealth. Facebook is directly investing $750 million to establish a 970,000-square-foot data center in Henrico County. Hundreds of millions of additional dollars will be invested in the construction of multiple solar facilities in the Commonwealth to service Facebook’s Henrico Data Center with 100% renewable energy.

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Federal Funding For Children’s Health Insurance Program In Virginia Set To Expire Unless Congress Acts

October 5, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that, absent Congressional reauthorization, federal funding for Virginia’s Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) will run out in January 2018, forcing the Commonwealth to notify the families of 65,000 Virginia children and 1,100 pregnant women in November that their coverage will be terminated.

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Virginia Receives $596,000 In Federal Funds To Combat Opioid Crisis

October 4, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Virginia has received two federal grants totaling $596,000 to fight the prescription opioid and heroin abuse epidemic. The two grants come from the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance.

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Virginia State Employee Giving Campaign Celebrates 20 Years And Almost $50 Million In Donations

October 4, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that 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.

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Governor Announces 29th Annual October Virginia Wine Month Celebration

October 3, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced the 29th annual October Virginia Wine Month, offering visitors a chance to discover why Virginia is a wine destination unlike any other. The month-long celebration includes special events at wineries, restaurants, hotels, and wine bars, as well as dozens of wine festivals across the commonwealth. This year’s wine month theme is ‘Discover Your Local Crush.’

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McAuliffe Announces $4.23 Million In Virginia Land Conservation Grants

October 3, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced Virginia Land Conservation Foundation grants totaling $4.23 million for 23 projects which will help protect 4,390 acres in the commonwealth. The Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority received a $400,000 grant for Pohick Bay Regional Park.

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Bipartisan AG Coalition Calls On Congress To Support Road To Recovery Act

October 2, 2017

Attorney General Mark R. Herring today joined a bipartisan coalition of 39 state Attorneys General and the National Association of Attorneys General in calling on Congress to pass legislation that changes federal law to make treatment for drug addiction more affordable and accessible for Americans who most need it.

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Governor McAuliffe Holds First Asian American and Pacific Islander Summit

September 29, 2017

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

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