September 22nd, 2017

Since the beginning of the McAuliffe administration, 1,026 economic development deals have been closed in Virginia worth $16.5 billion in capital investment, which is more than any previous governor. Governor McAuliffe is focused on growing the #NewVAEconomy and continuing our historic economic success.

The Governor’s Top 5

    1. Governor McAuliffe Joins Partners to Launch New Transit Services on I-66

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      • “Unlocking the traffic-choked corridors that stifle economic growth and reduce Virginians’ quality of life has been on of this administration’s top priorities,” said Governor McAuliffe speaking at today’s launch. “These new multimodal initiatives, which include new bus service and incentives to carpool or vanpool, offer commuters new options to get to work faster and smarter. I want to thank our state and local partners for working with my team and me to deliver projects that meet the needs of Virginia commuters and our economy.”

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    2. Governor McAuliffe and First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe Announce 10 Million Meal Increase in Statewide School Breakfast Program

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      • “School meals are essential for Virginia’s students to succeed, and they’re key to our efforts to build a 21st century workforce,” said Governor McAuliffe. “Thanks to these efforts, more than 50,000 additional Virginia students are getting nutritious meals at the start of their school day. I am proud of First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe and this administration’s work to connect local communities with federal nutrition programs and bring taxpayer dollars back to nourish our children and support the educational mission of our schools.”
      • “Thanks to our strong public-private partnerships and commitment to evidence-based programs to expand the role of schools as nutrition hubs, Virginia has become a model for the nation in ending childhood hunger,” said First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe, who has been a leading advocate for school nutrition. “Now more than ever, we are proving the connection between school meals and student success, and today’s announcement means that those benefits are quickly spreading to more and more Virginia communities.”

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    3. Governor McAuliffe Urges Congress to Reject Latest Effort to Repeal Affordable Care Act

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      • What are the details of this announcement?
      • “The Senate Republican’s latest effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act would have the exact same disastrous consequences for Virginia’s families as the previous versions that they tried to ram through earlier this year. This legislation, like the earlier iterations, was not designed to make health care better. It is nothing more than a tax cut for the rich and a poorly disguised cost shift from the federal government to the states and families,” said Governor McAuliffe. “Once again, middle-class families, seniors, and women suffer the most as premiums will skyrocket and Medicaid will be slashed. This bill re-introduces policies that gut protections for individuals with pre-existing conditions and no longer requires insurers to provide essential service coverage. And it goes further by slashing funding to states for marketplace tax credits and cost-sharing reductions on the way to zeroing them out completely after 2026. This backdoor effort to force through legislation without waiting for a CBO score or even holding as much as a single hearing is totally unacceptable. Our estimates is that this will be a $1.2 Billion cut to Virginia’s Medicaid program. I urge the Senate Republicans to stop undermining our economy and health care system and instead to work together in a transparent and bipartisan manner to fix the existing issues with the ACA.”
      • Governor McAuliffe Joins Nine Other Governors to Oppose Congress’ Latest Effort to Repeal the Affordable Care Act

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    4. Governor McAuliffe Announces Completion of Microsoft, Facebook Subsea Internet Cable in Hampton Roads

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    5. Governor McAuliffe Attends Groundbreaking for Katherine Johnson Computational Research Facility at NASA Langley

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