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McAuliffe To Request Amendments To Legislation Regarding Combined Sewer Outfalls

March 27, 2017

The City of Alexandria has been advised that Governor Terry McAuliffe will request amendments in lieu of signing two state bills regarding the City’s efforts to improve water quality. As passed by the Virginia General Assembly earlier this year, SB 898 and HB 2383 would require that construction to remediate all four combined sewer outfalls in Alexandria start by July 1, 2023, and be completed by July 1, 2025.

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Governor McAuliffe Introduces Budget Amendment To Pursue Planning For Medicaid Expansion

March 27, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe proposed a budget amendment restoring his authority to pursue planning for Medicaid expansion. The Governor made the decision to include the amendment following last week’s news that the AHCA, President Trump’s replacement for Obamacare, failed to receive the necessary support in Congress.

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Judge Denies Motion For Preliminary Injunction Against Trump Travel Ban 2.0

March 24, 2017

U.S. District Judge Anthony J. Trenga today in Alexandria denied a request for a preliminary injunction against President Donald J. Trump’s second Executive Order banning travel from six majority Muslim countries and “pausing” the United States’ refugee program for 120 days. The Council on American-Islamic Relations said it will appeal the judge’s decision to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

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Governor McAuliffe Announces Commonwealth’s Unemployment Drops To Lowest Rate In Nine Years

March 24, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was down 0.1 percentage point in February to 3.9%, the lowest rate since June 2008. When Governor McAuliffe took office in January 2014, the unemployment rate was 5.4%.

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McLean Man Sentenced For Child Pornography Crimes

March 24, 2017

A McLean man was sentenced today to five years in prison for collecting tens of thousands of images and videos of child pornography since 2004.

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Governor McAuliffe Vetoes Legislation Undermining Virginia Public Schools

March 24, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe yesterday vetoed six pieces of legislation that would undermine support for Virginia’s public education system. The Governor’s full veto statements are reprinted here.

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Former GSA Official And Husband Plead Guilty In Nepotism Scheme

March 23, 2017

A former senior official with the General Services Administration and her husband pleaded guilty today to engaging in a nepotism scheme in which they conspired to fraudulently obtain employment from the U.S. government and private federal contractors.

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Governor McAuliffe Announces Independent Review Of WMATA

March 23, 2017

This morning on WTOP, Governor Terry McAuliffe announced an independent review of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority to identify potential changes to governance and funding, and help position WMATA to support growth in the region.

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Governor McAuliffe Vetoes Legislation Legalizing Discrimination

March 23, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe today vetoed Senate Bill 1324 and House Bill 2025, identical bills that would shield from civil liability those who actively discriminate against same-sex couples. The Governor’s full statement is below:

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Cheers From Virginia!

March 23, 2017

Thanks to a bill sponsored by Virginia Senator Adam Ebbin (D-30th) and signed by Governor Terry McAuliffe, George Washington’s Rye Whiskey® made at Mount Vernon’s reconstructed distillery will be the official state spirit of the Commonwealth of Virginia. George Washington was once the largest whiskey producer in America.

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