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Governor McAuliffe Authorizes National Guard To Deploy Significant Force To U.S. Virgin Islands

September 22, 2017

Governor McAuliffe today has authorized the Virginia National Guard to send 120 soldiers to the U.S. Virgin Islands to join a multi-state, multi-agency response effort to recent hurricanes.

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Governor And First Lady Announce 10 Million Meal Increase In Statewide School Breakfast Program

September 21, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe and First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe announced that over 10 million more school breakfasts were served to Virginia students during the 2016-2017 school year compared to the 2013-14 school year. Program growth is driven by adoption of alternative service models, which provide access to breakfast as a part of the school day.

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Herring Leads Bipartisan Coalition Of 37 States, Territories In Fight Against Opioid Incentives

September 20, 2017

Attorney General Mark R. Herring led a coalition of 37 state and territory attorneys general in urging health insurance companies to examine financial incentives that contribute to the opioid epidemic that took more than 60,000 lives last year, including 1,100 in Virginia.

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McAuliffe Joins Nine Other Governors To Oppose Congress’ Latest Effort To Repeal The Affordable Care Act

September 19, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe today joined nine other governors to send a letter to Senate leadership urging them to reject the Republicans’ latest effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

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AG Herring Seeks Documents Related To Opioid Crisis

September 19, 2017

Attorney General Mark R. Herring today announced that a bipartisan coalition of state attorneys general is seeking documents and information from manufacturers and distributors of prescription opioids as part of multistate investigations into the opioid epidemic. This information will enable the attorneys general to evaluate whether manufacturers and distributors engaged in unlawful practices in the marketing, sale, and distribution of opioids.

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Attorney General Herring Announces Lawsuit Against Virginia-Based Tax Debt Settlement Company

September 15, 2017

Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced today that his office has filed a lawsuit against Wall & Associates, Inc., a Virginia-based company that sells tax debt settlement services to consumers nationwide, for alleged violations of the Virginia Consumer Protection Act.

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Governor McAuliffe Announces 215,100 Net New Jobs In Virginia

September 15, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that 215,100 net new jobs have been created in the Commonwealth since January 2014. 

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August 2017 General Fund Revenue Collections Up 1.1% From The Previous Year

September 14, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that August general fund revenue increased 1.1% from the previous year. Payroll withholding accounted for a majority of the gain. On a fiscal year-to-date basis, total revenue collections rose 3.0% above the annual forecast of 2.7% growth.

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Governor McAuliffe Announces Start Of Statewide Tax Amnesty

September 13, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced the start of the 2017 Virginia Tax Amnesty Program which provides delinquent individual and business taxpayers the opportunity to pay back taxes with no penalties and half the interest between Sept. 13 and Nov. 14, 2017.

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Governor McAuliffe Announces Major Workforce Credentialing Milestone Achieved Ahead Of Schedule

September 11, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Virginia has achieved the goal he set in his Executive Order 23 – Establishing the New Virginia Economy Workforce Initiative, which called for the annual production of 50,000 workforce credentials aligned with high-paying jobs in science, technology, engineering, math, and healthcare.

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