Prior to getting into the top 5 this week, Governor and First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe ask all Virginians to keep the family of Virginia State Senator John Miller in their thoughts and prayers. The Governor released the following statement on his passing:

"Dorothy and I are deeply saddened by the loss of Senator John Miller, a moderate voice in the General Assembly, a knowledgeable lawmaker and a public servant who represented his constituents with skill and compassion. Senator Miller was a strong advocate for Virginia’s veterans and military families. A loyal friend to public schools, he took a leadership role in reforming and modernizing the Standards of Learning tests. He had a clear vision of the challenges facing Virginia, and he put forward clear goals for reaching solutions on issues ranging from climate change to redistricting reform. His many accomplishments are a testimony to his hard work and thorough attention to the needs of his district and the Commonwealth. Our thoughts and prayers are with Sharron and the Miller family."

April 8th, 2016

Since the beginning of the McAuliffe administration, 637 economic development deals have been closed in Virginia with more than $10.94 billion in capital investment, which is more than any previous governor in the first 26 months in office.

Governor McAuliffe is focused on growing the #NewVAEconomy and continuing our historic economic success. This week was about Virginia uniting to reject divisive and discriminatory legislation. 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. Virginia keeps rolling with Drake Extrusion expanding its manufacturing operation in Henry County – investing $6 million and creating 30 new jobs

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    • What are the details of this announcement?
    • Since 1996, Drake Extrusion has become the leading U.S. manufacturer of polypropylene fiber and yarns. Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden parent company IFG is a worldwide producer of polypropylene, polyethylene, polyamide fiber and filament yarn with additional offices in the UK, Austria, Belgium as well as Virginia. Drake’s products serve a variety of sectors, including residential upholstery, home furnishings, automotive, floor covering and geotextiles.
    • “The trend of expanding manufacturing operations across the Commonwealth is the strongest testament to Virginia’s outstanding infrastructure and business resources. Advanced manufacturing growth is a key component of our ongoing success in building a new Virginia economy.” -Governor Terry McAuliffe

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  3. First Lady highlights April as the Month of the Military Child in Virginia Beach

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  4. Governor McAuliffe vetoes legislation undercutting public schools

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    • What are the details of this announcement?
    • In a year when the Governor has secured support for an investment of over $1 billion in new funding for education at all levels, he believes that it sends the wrong signal to backtrack from the Commonwealth’s support for all public schools.

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  5. A huge win for Southwest Virginia as Ply Gem Windows invests $1.98 million to expand manufacturing operation in Franklin County – creating 76 new jobs

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    • What are the details of this announcement?
    • Ply Gem produces a comprehensive product line of windows and patio doors, vinyl and aluminum siding and accessories, designer accents, cellular PVC trim and mouldings, vinyl fencing and railing, stone veneer and gutterware, used in both new construction and home repair and remodeling in the United States and Canada.
    • “Advanced manufacturing is an industry of the future, and growing this important sector with expansions like Ply Gem moves us forward in our work to diversify and build a new Virginia economy.”– Governor Terry McAuliffe

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