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Virginia Neonatal Perinatal Collaborative Receives State Support For Pregnant Women With Substance Use Disorders, Infants With Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

June 28, 2017

Giving new mothers and their babies the best possible start is a priority for Virginia’s health care community. The formation of the new Virginia Neonatal Perinatal Collaborative is a testament to that. The collaborative has been established to help improve pregnancy and birth outcomes by advancing evidence-based clinical best practices to enhance the quality of care provided to pregnant women and infants.

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Per Capita Caps In Senate Health Bill Would Cost Virginia $1.4 Billion

June 26, 2017

A preliminary analysis of the Senate’s proposed “repeal and replace” bill by the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services shows the per capita caps in the proposal would cost Virginia’s Medicaid program at least $1.4 billion over seven years.

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McAuliffe Signs Legislation, Announces Updated Resources Promoting Alternatives to School Suspensions

June 16, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe today signed legislation directing the Board of Education to develop best practice alternatives to school suspensions. The legislation aligns with the Governor’s Classrooms not Courtrooms initiative, which aims to reduce school suspensions and curb student referrals to law enforcement. As part of that initiative, the Governor today also unveiled a new Memorandum of Understanding and updated School Resource Officer Program Guide.

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Virginia Joins National Investigation Into Opioid Crisis

June 16, 2017

Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced that the Commonwealth of Virginia is part of a bipartisan coalition of Attorneys General from across the country in an ongoing investigation to evaluate whether manufacturers have engaged in unlawful practices in the marketing and sale of opioids.

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McAuliffe Announces More Than $83 Million For Criminal Justice Programs Throughout Virginia

June 15, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced $83.3 million in grants to provide support – in some cases the only support – for essential programs and services across the criminal justice system, related agencies, and organizations in every corner of the Commonwealth. The grants will be given to localities, nonprofit organizations, and state agencies to fund programs for the fiscal year beginning July 1. 

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Governor McAuliffe Announces Virginia Now Home To 206 Licensed Breweries

June 15, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Virginia is now home to 206 licensed breweries, moving ahead of neighboring state North Carolina.

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McAuliffe Receives CTA Innovation Champion Award On Behalf Of Virginia

June 13, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe received the Consumer Technology Association’s Innovation Champion Award on behalf of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The award was presented by the CTA as part of their 2017 Innovation Scorecard. The Commonwealth graded strongly in a number of categories including business-friendly tax policies, sizable technology workforce, college degrees granted in STEM subjects, and per capita in R&D investment.

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McAuliffe Dedicates New Loving v. Virginia Historical Marker

June 12, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced a new state historical marker to commemorate the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the landmark case of Loving v. Virginia. The dedication marked the 50th anniversary of the 1967 ruling that overturned all state laws restricting interracial marriage. The ceremony was held at the former site of the Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, where the case was heard before it reached the U.S. Supreme Court.

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First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe Receives No Kid Hungry Hero Award

June 10, 2017

Virginia First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe received the No Kid Hungry Hero Award during the organization’s 2017 Hero Dinner on June 8. The First Lady was recognized by Share Our Strength and former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, for her work to end childhood hunger and improve access to nutritious meals across Virginia.

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Governor McAuliffe Announces Amazon Web Services To Create Up To 1,500 New Jobs In Fairfax County

June 9, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Amazon Web Services, Inc., an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), will expand its presence with a new East Coast corporate campus at One Dulles Tower in Fairfax County.

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