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T. C. Junior Wins Governor’s 2018 STEM Phenom Award

February 16, 2018

Governor Ralph Northam and Science Museum of Virginia Chief Wonder Officer Richard Conti today announced the 2018 Outstanding STEM Award recipients. Six individuals were selected for their scientific contributions which help strengthen Virginia’s position as a leader in science, technology, engineering and math fields.

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Herring Joins Bipartisan Coalition Urging Congress To Protect Employees From Sexual Harassment

February 14, 2018

Attorney General Mark R. Herring joined a bipartisan coalition of 56 states and territories urging Congress to end secret, forced arbitration in cases of workplace sexual harassment. 

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VA House Passes Raising Felony Larceny Threshold

February 14, 2018

The House of Delegates today passed a key longtime priority for House Democrats by raising the felony larceny threshold from $200 to $500.

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Northam Announces January 2018 General Fund Revenue Collections Up 5.1% From Previous Year; Fiscal-Year-To-Date Collections Up 5.8%

February 14, 2018

Governor Ralph Northam announced yesterday that January General Fund revenues rose 5.1% from the previous January – largely due to payroll withholding.

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House Passes Democratic Bill To Create Student Loan Ombudsman

February 14, 2018

The Virginia House of Delegates today passed legislationsponsored by Delegate Marcia “Cia” Price of Newport News that will create a student loan ombudsman to help Virginia borrowers navigate their repayment options.

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VA House Passes Amendment To Bar Utilities From Double Charging Consumers For Infrastructure Improvements

February 13, 2018

The Virginia House of Delegates yesterday passed House Democratic Leader David J. Toscano’s amendment to HB 1558 that would prevent utility companies, such as Dominion Energy, from charging consumers twice for infrastucture investments.

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Electric “Double Dipping” Proposal Creates Controversy

February 13, 2018

One of the most debated and controversial bills of the legislative session, SB 966, passed the Senate on a 26 to 13 vote on Friday, Feb. 9.

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New Report Shows Historic Preservation Tax Credits Boost Virginia’s Economy

February 13, 2018

Two just-completed studies show the sustained and substantial contribution preservation makes to Virginia’s economy through the incentives of state historic rehabilitation tax credits to repurpose and recycle old buildings.

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Governor Northam Announces Homeland Produced By Fox 21 Television Studios Slated To Have Record Impact On Virginia’s Economy

February 9, 2018

Governor Ralph Northam today announced that the critically-acclaimed Showtime drama Homeland, produced by Fox 21 Television Studios, is on track to produce an estimated $45 million in direct spending in the Commonwealth, representing the largest single production expenditure in Virginia’s history.

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Bipartisan Compromise Announced On Grand Larceny Threshold And Legislation To Protect Crime Victims

February 8, 2018

Governor Ralph Northam, Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox, and Senator Mark Obenshain announced today a bipartisan compromise to raise the felony larceny threshold and adopt into law legislation to ensure that crime victims are paid the restitution duly owed to them.

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