April 15th, 2016

Governor McAuliffe announced today that unemployment in the Commonwealth of Virginia dropped to 4% - the lowest since June 2008.

Since the beginning of the McAuliffe administration, 641 economic development deals have been closed in Virginia with more than $10.95 billion in capital investment, which is more than any previous governor in the first 27 months in office.

Governor McAuliffe is focused on growing the #NewVAEconomy and continuing our historic economic success. We can't build on our success if we build walls around our state.


The Governor’s Top 5

  1. Governor McAuliffe vetoes legislation weakening Virginia’s gun safety laws

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  2. Governor McAuliffe amends electric chair legislation, providing the only reasonable solution on capital punishment

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    • What are the details of this announcement?
    • “I promised when I ran for Governor that I would enforce Virginia’s capital punishment law, and I am keeping that promise. These amendments deliver a valid path forward to continue Virginia’s policy of capital punishment, a sentence that is and should be reserved for the most heinous crimes committed against our citizens.” -Governor Terry McAuliffe

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  3. First Lady visits schools in Hampton Roads for Month of the Military Child

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    • VIDEO: First Lady's interview highlighting local military children
    • First lady of Virginia Dorothy McAuliffe visited three Hampton Roads schools as part of her Month of the Military Child Recognition Tour.
    • Mrs. McAuliffe visited and read to children at Lee Hall Elementary in Newport News, Paul Burbank in Hampton, and Tarrallton Elementary in Norfolk.

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  4. Governor McAuliffe signs promotes entrepreneurship and research commercialization on college campuses

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    • What are the details of this announcement?
    • “This legislation encourages a campus culture that supports entrepreneurship and motivates Virginia’s universities to be hubs of creativity and innovation with the potential to drive regional economic growth.” – Governor Terry McAuliffe

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  5. Workforce development is how we build a #NewVaEconomy

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    • What are the details of this announcement?
    • "Our community college system is the secret sauce to building the workforce of the future."
    • New $1 million program to assist small businesses of up to 250 employees in improving the occupational and technical skills of their workers through workforce credentials that drive business growth.
    • The new program, to launch June 1, is the latest in a series of statewide initiatives that Governor McAuliffe has introduced to drive workforce credential attainment by future, incumbent and displaced workers.
    • “This is great progress in our work to ensure that Virginia’s businesses have the number of highly skilled workers they need to get the job done today and grow the jobs of tomorrow so we can build a new Virginia economy.  I am proud of the way our community colleges and local Workforce Development Boards are stepping up to the challenge I gave them last year by creating new strategies and partnerships to expand training and credentialing across the Commonwealth.”– Governor Terry McAuliffe

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Special Shout Out

"Friday I had the pleasure and opportunity to meet with members of Virginia’s Navy at the Naval Air Station Oceana.  I would like to thank all of them for a great tour of the facilities and the privilege to fly in a F18. Thank you for serving your country and Virginia.”

In Case You Missed It

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08:00 AM Governor McAuliffe to attend Health Wagon Distinguished Visitor Day – Army Readiness Training
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07:00 PM Governor McAuliffe will deliver remarks at NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia’s Power of Choice Celebration. First Lady will attend.
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