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McAuliffe Pardons Minor Driving Offense Of Mother Facing Deportation

May 24, 2017

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced his decision to pardon the minor driving offense of Liliana Cruz Mendez, a mother of two living in Falls Church, who is facing federal deportation proceedings.

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Virginia Opens Unmanned Aircraft Runway On Wallops Island

May 19, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe yesterday celebrated the opening of Virginia's newest asset in drone technology research – a runway for unmanned aircraft – and then experienced the future of aviation firsthand by flying in a plane that can be piloted from the ground.

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Governor McAuliffe Announces Commonwealth’s Unemployment Rate Continues At 3.8%

May 19, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in April held steady at 3.8%, following three straight months of decline.

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McAuliffe Announces Troops To Teachers Grant

May 12, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that the Virginia Department of Education has received a grant of nearly $400,000 to assist military veterans and soon-to-be veterans in becoming teachers. The grant was awarded through the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES), a U.S. Department of Defense agency.

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Virginia Receives $9.7 Million Grant To Fight Opioid Crisis

May 12, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Virginia has received a $9.76 million federal grant to help fight the opioid epidemic.

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April 2017 General Fund Revenue Collections Down 3.4%; Fiscal-Year-To-Date Collections Up 3.6%

May 12, 2017

Governor McAuliffe announced today that April revenue collections fell 3.4%. This result was influenced by one less deposit day for payroll withholding tax collections and the timing of estimated and final personal income tax payments.

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Herring Joins AG Colleagues In Calling For An Independent Special Counsel

May 11, 2017

Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring and 19 of his fellow state attorneys general are urging the immediate appointment of an independent special counsel to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election following President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey during his ongoing investigation.

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Governor McAuliffe Signs Clean Energy Legislation

May 8, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe today signed 11 bipartisan bills passed by the General Assembly earlier this year that promote the use of solar and other renewable energy options and aim to reduce energy consumption across the Commonwealth.

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Governor McAuliffe Announces Tourism Revenue Reached $24 Billion In 2016

May 8, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Virginia’s tourism revenue reached $24 billion in 2016, a 3.3% increase over 2015, outpacing the national growth rate of 2.7%.

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McAuliffe Vetoes Bill Rolling Back Health And Safety Standards At Certain Child Day Centers

May 4, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe today vetoed legislation that would have reversed efforts to provide safe, quality out-of-home childcare for Virginians.

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