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AG Herring Wins Federal Court Ruling Against Education Secretary Devos For Delaying Student Loan Protections

September 14, 2018

Attorney General Mark R. Herring won a victory in federal court against Education Secretary Betsy DeVos after challenging the U.S. Department of Education’s plan to abandon federal protections for students cheated by predatory, for-profit schools. The opinion called Secretary DeVos’ actions unlawful and ordered an immediate hearing in Washington, D.C to determine remedies.

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Governor Northam Lifts Mandatory Evacuation Order For Coastal Virginia

September 14, 2018

Governor Ralph Northam lifted the mandatory evacuation of residents in Zone A of Hampton Roads, the eastern Shore, Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula at 11 a.m. today following the National Weather Service lifting the tropical storm warning for coastal Virginia.

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August 2018 General Fund Revenue Collections Up 4.5% From Previous Year

September 12, 2018

Governor Ralph Northam announced today that August General Fund revenue of $1.446 million increased 4.5% from the previous year. August is not a significant month for revenue collections.

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Governor Northam Proclaims September Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

September 12, 2018

Today, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network and ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer urged men across Virginia to talk to their health care providers about their individual risk for prostate cancer and the appropriate medical course of action for those who are diagnosed with the disease.

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Federal Government Authorizes Federal Emergency Declaration For Virginia

September 11, 2018

Governor Ralph Northam announced today that Virginia’s request for a federal disaster declaration has been approved by President Trump. The declaration will mobilize federal emergency response assets to pre-position resources for hurricane response in Virginia, and will allow Virginia to seek federal reimbursement for the significant cost of responding to and recovering from impacts caused by Hurricane Florence. 

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Governor Issues Mandatory Evacuation Order For Zone A Effective Tuesday

September 11, 2018

Governor Ralph Northam yesterday issued a mandatory evacuation order for coastal Virginia residents in Zone A in advance of Hurricane Florence, effective Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 8 a.m. Zone A includes low-lying areas of Hampton Roads and the Eastern Shore. Hurricane Florence could cause massive flooding in coastal areas.

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Governor Sends Delegation To Reaffirm Virginia’s Commitment To Reducing Carbon Pollution And Adapting To Climate Change

September 10, 2018

This week, Secretary of Natural Resources Matthew J. Strickler will lead a delegation representing the Commonwealth of Virginia at the Global Climate Action Summit to reaffirm Governor Northam’s commitment to combating climate change and sea level rise.

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Virginians Should Prepare Now For Hurricane Florence Impacts

September 10, 2018

Virginia Department of Emergency Management teams have worked throughout the weekend preparing for what may be Virginia’s most significant hurricane event in decades. With Virginia under a state of emergency, and forecasts showing Florence zeroing in on the Mid-Atlantic, the time for all Virginians to prepare is now. 

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Governor Declares State Of Emergency In Advance Of Tropical Storm Florence

September 9, 2018

Governor Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency yesterday in anticipation of the potential impact from Tropical Storm Florence.

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Governor Northam: Legislature At Impasse On Redistricting

September 7, 2018

Governor Ralph Northam today sent a letter to Speaker of the House Kirk Cox, urging him to request that the Court begin to redraw the 11 unconstitutional House of Delegates districts so that Virginians will have constitutional lines enacted in time for June 2019 primaries.

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