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AG Herring Supports New Jersey’s Ban On Large-Capacity Magazines

November 5, 2018

Attorney General Mark R. Herring joined a coalition of 16 state attorneys general and the District of Columbia in filing an amicus brief arguing that the Second Amendment permits reasonable gun safety laws.

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Governor Announces Virginia Investment In Electric Transit

October 31, 2018

Governor Ralph Northam today announced that the Commonwealth of Virginia will invest $14 million, or 15 percent, of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust to fund the deployment of all-electric transit buses across Virginia.

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Pilot Program Supports First-Year Special Education Teachers

October 30, 2018

Superintendent of Public Instruction James Lane and Secretary of Education Atif Qarni yesterday announced a pilot program to provide resources and professional development opportunities for first-year special education teachers. Teachers must be registered by their employing school division’s human resources office by Nov. 30 to participate in the pilot.

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Governor Celebrates Grand Opening Of New State Veterans Office At The Pentagon

October 30, 2018

Governor Ralph Northam yesterday attended the grand opening for the new Virginia Department of Veterans Services office at the Pentagon in Arlington. The office will help the thousands of Virginia veterans, transitioning service members, and their families who work at the U.S. Department of Defense headquarters identify and receive state and federal benefits.

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AG Coalition Demands Trump Administration Withdraw Its Proposal To Roll Back Clean Car Standards

October 26, 2018

Attorney General Mark R. Herring today joined a coalition of 21 attorneys general and four major cities to file written comments demanding the Trump Administration withdraw its proposal to eliminate the national Clean Car Standards. Current achievable Clean Car Standards save consumers money, reduce emissions, and prevent the effects of climate change.

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Governor Northam Urges Virginians To Safely Dispose Of Unused Or Expired Prescription Drugs

October 26, 2018

Governor Ralph Northam today called on Virginians to practice proper disposal of their unused, unwanted, or expired prescription medications this Saturday during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. One of the easiest ways to help fight prescription drug abuse and overdose deaths is to discard any prescription drugs that have expired or are no longer in use.

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Governor Northam Announces Over 500 New Jobs In Fairfax County

October 24, 2018

Governor Ralph Northam today announced that KPMG LLP, a U.S. audit, tax, and advisory firm, will invest more than $30 million to expand its operations in Fairfax County. Virginia successfully competed against Washington, D.C. for this project, which will create more than 500 new jobs.

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AG Herring Launches Virginia’s First Online Re-Entry Portal

October 23, 2018

Attorney General Mark R. Herring today announced the launch of VirginiaReEntry.org, which provides a “one-stop shop” for people involved in every phase of helping Virginians re-enter communities after incarceration. This portal offers resources directly to sheriffs, practitioners and citizens who want to help formerly incarcerated individuals return to their communities and lead successful lives.

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Governor Seeks Nominations For Volunteerism And Community Service Awards

October 23, 2018

Governor Ralph Northam today announced that nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 Virginia Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service Awards. The nomination period will end at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15.

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AG Herring Calls For Reforms To Virginia’s Cash Bail System

October 22, 2018

Attorney General Mark R. Herring today called for reforms to Virginia’s cash bail system. In letter and legal memo to Virginia State Crime Commission, Herring outlines potential policy and constitutional concerns with current system and principles for ensuring public safety without unnecessarily jailing low-income Virginians.

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