Archives: ‘From Richmond’

Action Alliance Releases Key Elements For Effective Policies To Address Campus Sexual Violence

December 5th, 2014 | [From: From Richmond, Top Stories]

Amidst the flurry of national and statewide conversation about how best to address and prevent sexual assaults on college campuses, the Virginia Sexual & Domestic Violence Action Alliance (Action Alliance), Virginia’s statewide coalition of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Agencies, today released an outline of best practices in establishing a campus response to sexual assault.

Governor McAuliffe Announces Job Creation And Economic Development Legislative Agenda

December 5th, 2014 | [From: From Richmond, Top Stories]

While speaking at today’s Virginia Chamber of Economic Summit, Governor Terry McAuliffe released his New Virginia Economic Strategic Plan and a series of legislative proposals aimed at accomplishing the plan’s mission of growing and diversifying the Virginia economy.

Governor McAuliffe Appoints Senator Mary Margaret Whipple To The Virginia Board Of Health

December 4th, 2014 | [From: From Richmond, Top Stories]

Yesterday Governor McAuliffe appointed former Senator Mary Margaret Whipple to the Virginia Board of Health

Governor McAuliffe Accepts Tax Tribute From Virginia Indian Tribes

November 28th, 2014 | [From: From Richmond]

On Wednesday. Nov. 26, 2014 Governor and Mrs. McAuliffe welcomed Assistant Chief Mark Custalow of the Mattaponi Tribe, Chief Kevin Brown of the Pamunkey Tribe, and other tribal members to the Patrick Henry Building to observe the 337th tax tribute ceremony.

Governor McAuliffe Announces SOL Innovation Committee’s Interim Recommendations

November 26th, 2014 | [From: From Richmond, Top Stories]

Today, Secretary of Education Anne Holton announced that the Standards of Learning (SOL) Innovation Committee has completed their first round of interim recommendations.

Board Selects Historic Venues For History SOL Hearings

November 25th, 2014 | [From: From Richmond, Schools]

The Virginia Board of Education has selected five historic locations for a series of public hearings on proposed revisions to the History and Social Science Standards of Learning. The standards — which were last revised in 2008 — describe the knowledge and skills students are expected to master in the subject area by the end of each grade or course.

Governor McAuliffe Urges Virginians To Get Ready For Winter Weather

November 25th, 2014 | [From: From Richmond]

“We’ve had several record breaking winter storms in the past few years and they serve as good reminders that it’s smart to be prepared,” said Governor McAuliffe. “Everyone should take steps now to be sure families, homes and businesses are ready for whatever winter may bring us this season.”

Governor McAuliffe Signs Executive Order Establishing Commonwealth Council On Bridging The Nutritional Divide

November 21st, 2014 | [From: From Richmond]

Today, Governor Terry McAuliffe signed an executive order establishing the Commonwealth Council on Bridging the Nutritional Divide, which will be chaired by First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe.

Governor McAuliffe Announces 16% Economic Impact Increase Of The Virginia Film Industry In 2013

November 18th, 2014 | [From: Business, From Richmond]

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that the total economic impact of the film industry in Virginia in 2013 was $382.5 million, providing $19.4 million in state and local tax revenue for the Commonwealth. This is a 16% increase from 2012 when the economic impact was $328.4 million.

Governor McAuliffe Kicks Off VA-1 Tourism Summit, Announces New Task Force To Promote LGBT Tourism

November 17th, 2014 | [From: Business, From Richmond]

Governor Terry McAuliffe kicked off the 2014 Virginia-1 Tourism Summit at the Hyatt Regency Reston today where he highlighted Virginia’s strength as a tourist destination and discussed ways tourism can contribute to Virginia’s economic growth and keep the Commonwealth competitive.