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Virginia Ends Fiscal Year 2018 With $551.9 Million Surplus As General Fund Revenue Collections Increase 6.3%

July 13, 2018

Governor Ralph Northam announced yesterday that Commonwealth of Virginia reached the end of fiscal year 2018 with a revenue surplus of approximately $551.9 million. Total revenue collections rose by 6.3 percent in fiscal year 2018, ahead of the revenue forecast of 3.4 percent growth. The main drivers of the revenue increase were growth in payroll withholding and nonwithholding income tax collections.

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CNBC Ranks Virginia As Fourth Top State In Nation For Business

July 10, 2018

Governor Ralph Northam today released the following statement celebrating CNBC’s upgraded ranking of Virginia as the fourth top state in the nation for doing business. Educated workforce, business-friendly climate, and bipartisan regulatory reform help Virginia rise three spots from last year.

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New Virginia Laws Take Effect July 1

July 2, 2018

Nearly all of the 874 new Virginia laws passed during the 2018 General Assembly session will go into effect today.

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AG Herring Joins Bipartisan Effort To Fight Legislation That Would Terminate States’ Ability To Prevent Predatory Lending

June 29, 2018

Attorney General Mark Herring joined a bipartisan coalition of 20 attorneys general urging U.S. Congressional leadership to vote against HR 3299 (Protecting Consumers’ Access to Credit Act of 2017) and HR 4439 (Modernizing Credit Opportunities Act).

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AG Herring Sues Purdue Pharma For Lies That Helped Create And Prolong Opioid Crisis

June 29, 2018

Attorney General Mark R. Herring filed a lawsuit accusing Purdue Pharma of profiting from an opioid crisis that it helped create and prolong through a decades-long campaign of lies and misrepresentations in violation of the Virginia Consumer Protection Act.

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Herring Joins Multistate Lawsuit Challenging Trump Administration Family Separation Policy

June 27, 2018

Attorney General Mark Herring today joined a multistate lawsuit challenging the Trump Administration’s policy of forced family separation on the U.S. southern border. A total of 17 other states and the District of Columbia joined the lawsuit, filed today in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. 

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Herring Responds To Travel Ban Ruling

June 27, 2018

Attorney General Mark R. Herring issued the following statement on the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision upholding the third iteration of President Trump's travel ban

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Governor Announces “Build Virginia” To Bolster Workforce Development System Across The Commonwealth

June 26, 2018

Governor Ralph Northam today announced the launch of Build Virginia, an initiative that will connect workers throughout the Commonwealth with training and employment opportunities in the skilled trades.

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Governor Issues Executive Orders On Paid Parental Leave And Child Care Options For State Employees

June 26, 2018

Governor Ralph Northam today signed two Executive Orders to support the state workforce on the job and at home by authorizing paid leave for new parents, and by creating the Advisory Commission on Quality Child Care to study child care and early learning options for state employees with young children.

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Herring Joins AG Coalition Calling On Trump Administration To Halt Termination Of TPS For Foreign Nationals

June 25, 2018

On June 22, Attorney General Mark R. Herring and a coalition of 16 other state attorneys general filed an amicus brief supporting litigation to halt the Trump Administration’s Temporary Protected Status terminations for individuals from El Salvador, Haiti and Honduras. 

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