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Governor McAuliffe Receives Award For Leadership In Functionally Ending Veteran Homelessness In Virginia

January 20, 2017

The Operation Renewed Hope Foundation presented Governor McAuliffe with the Northwestern Mutual Award for Improving the Lives of Veteran Families during the foundation’s Five Year Anniversary Awards Ceremony. Operation Renewed Hope has helped more than 500 veterans and their family members find housing.

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What’s A Couple Thousand Bills, Anyway?

January 20, 2017

By Virginia State Senator Adam Ebbin (D-30)

Last Wednesday marked the beginning of the 2017 General Assembly 46-day “short” session. My colleagues and I have begun considering the more than 2,394 bills introduced to date, including 35 of mine.

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Governor McAuliffe Announces Major Increase In Availability Of High-Speed Internet Access To Schools And Classrooms Across Virginia

January 19, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Virginia has made significant progress in the ongoing effort to bring high-speed internet to more schools and students statewide.

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Herring Proposes New Tools, Provides Additional Community Resources To Protect Virginians From Hate Crimes

January 13, 2017

Attorney General Mark R. Herring today announced a new package of legislation to protect racial, ethnic and religious minorities and other vulnerable communities in Virginia from hate crimes. A new website (www.NoHateVA.com) now provides resources for vulnerable individuals and communities.

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Governor McAuliffe Announces December 2016 General Revenue Collections Down 1.0 Percent From The Previous Year; Fiscal-Year-To-Date Collections Up 4.0 Percent

January 12, 2017

Governor McAuliffe announced today that December General Fund revenue fell 1.0 percent from December 2015 collections. The drop was largely due to one less payroll deposit day for payroll withholding.

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Governor McAuliffe Announces Proposals To Strengthen Virginia Ethics Reforms And Expand Voter Access

January 11, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe today introduced a legislative package for the 2017 General Assembly session intended to build on the success his administration has achieved strengthening Virginia’s ethics reforms and expanding access at the polls.

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Governor McAuliffe Announces New Corporate Headquarters In Fairfax County

January 11, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that All Traffic Solutions, the leader in cloud-based traffic management solutions for law enforcement, transportation and smart cities, has invested more than $100,000 to establish its corporate headquarters operation in Fairfax County.

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Governor McAuliffe Urges Virginians To Prepare For Major Winter Storm

January 6, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe today urged Virginians to prepare for a major winter storm, which could result in up to one foot of snow in southeast Virginia, with snowfall totals in other areas of the state ranging from one to ten inches. Wind gusts of up to 35 mph and freezing temperatures are expected and heavy snow could result in power outages on Saturday as well.

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Governor McAuliffe Signs Executive Order To Combat Discrimination In Virginia

January 5, 2017

Governor McAuliffe today issued Executive Order 61, which will advance the cause of equality in Virginia by requiring all future state contractors with the Executive Branch to agree to a non-discrimination policy that includes discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Governor McAuliffe Announces Education And Workforce Legislation At Virginia Tech

January 4, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced a series of legislative proposals aimed at building the new Virginia economy by expanding education opportunities and strengthening workforce development. The Governor was joined by Secretary of Education Dietra Trent and Secretary of Commerce and Trade Todd Haymore at Virginia Tech for the announcement.

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