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Governor Northam Announces $420,000 in Preparedness and Resilience Grants to Virginia Localities
Governor Ralph Northam announced today that nearly $420,000 will be awarded to 28 localities across the Commonwealth as part of a competitive process under the Supplemental Local Emergency Management Performance Grant (SLEMPG) program
Governor Northam Introduces New Biennial Budget for April 11th Special Session
Governor Ralph Northam today unveiled the budget that he will be proposing to the Virginia General Assembly as they prepare to return to Richmond on April 11th to finish their work on the Commonwealth’s biennial spending plan.
Governor Northam Announces 34 New Jobs in the City of Lynchburg
Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Tessy Plastics, a premier molder of custom injection molded plastic components, will invest $9.2 million to expand its manufacturing operation to accommodate a new product line in the City of Lynchburg.
Governor Northam Announces New Commercial Bakery in the City of Virginia Beach
Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Commune Bakery LLC will create five new jobs and invest $163,000 in the City of Virginia Beach to create new commercial bakery.
Governor Northam Vetoes Legislation Unnecessarily Limiting State Agencies’ Negotiating Power in Litigation
Governor Ralph Northam today vetoed Senate Bill 926, which would impose arbitrary limits on contingency fees that may be charged by special counsel employed by a state agency or institution. The Governor’s veto statement is below.
Governor Northam Announces $1.7 Million Investment, 17 New Jobs in Dinwiddie County
Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Richlands Creamery, LLC will invest $1.7 million in Dinwiddie County to create a new commercial creamery and create seventeen new jobs over the next three years. The new creamery will be located at
Governor Northam Announces 27 New Jobs in Arlington County
Governor Ralph Northam today announced that BioInformatics Inc., a provider of critical market intelligence to major suppliers serving the life science, analytical instrument, and clinical diagnostic markets, will invest $175,000 to expand in
Governor Northam Announces Publication Highlights Virginia’s Peer Crowd Research Initiatives
Governor Ralph Northam today announced that the Health Education & Behavior Journal published a study that highlights Virginia’s work on using innovative “peer crowd” research to determine which teen subcultures are more at risk of engaging in
Governor Northam Announces Additional Powers To Protect Virginia’s Clean Water
Governor Ralph Northam today announced additional powers to expand the Commonwealth’s ability to protect clean water. SB698 and SB699 establish processes in state law to allow the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to issue a stop
Virginia Celebrates First Women Veterans Week in the Commonwealth
Governor Ralph Northam announced today that Virginia’s inaugural Women Veterans Week will be celebrated March 18-24. Women Veterans Week will be celebrated the third full week of March in succeeding years, as a time to honor the service and

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