August 26th, 2016

Since the beginning of the McAuliffe administration, 785 economic development deals have been closed in Virginia with more than $13.22 billion in capital investment, which is more than any previous governor in the first 31 months in office.Governor McAuliffe is focused on growing the #NewVAEconomy and continuing our historic economic success.

The Governor’s Top 5

  1. Governor McAuliffe restores civil rights to nearly 13,000 Virginians; reaffirms commitment to restoring rights to disenfranchised citizens

    Take aways:

    • What are the details of this announcement?
    • “Restoring the rights of Virginians who have served their time and live, work and pay taxes in our communities is one of the pressing civil rights issues of our day. I have met these men and women and know how sincerely they want to contribute to our society as full citizens again.

      “The process I have announced today fully complies with the Virginia Supreme Court’s order and the precedent of governors before me. It also reflects the clear authority the Governor possesses to use his own discretion to restore rights of people who have served their time.

      “The history of civil rights in Virginia has at times been a difficult one. Opponents have often succeeded in delaying or undermining efforts to move our Commonwealth forward – but in the end progress has always prevailed. This time will be no different.

      “It is my hope that the approach we announced today marks the end of the partisan battles that have been waged over this issue so that every Virginian leader can play a role in welcoming these individuals back to society and building a Commonwealth of greater justice, equality and opportunity for every family.” –Governor Terry McAuliffe

    • Where can I apply to have my rights restored?

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  2. Governor McAuliffe announces new Hampton Roads veteran care center in Virginia Beach

    Take aways:

    • What are the details of this announcement?
    • “The Virginia National Guard has a proud history here in our Commonwealth that stretches over 409 years. We are here to celebrate the first time that the Guard has been rewarded for its four centuries of service with a brand new building to house its headquarters. I think we can all agree it’s well-deserved and long overdue … thank you to everyone who has worked so hard on this project, and I thank all the brave men and women who serve in our Virginia National Guard.” –Governor Terry McAuliffe

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  3. Governor McAuliffe delivers budget address to the Joint Money Committees of the General Assembly

    Take aways:

    • What are the details of this announcement?
    • “Over 2 years, we worked closely together to reach this goal, budgeting $66.7 million dollars in 2015 and a final installment of $29.3 million dollars earlier this year.

      After years of deadlock while we waited for federal funds, we are now moving forward with 2 new 120-bed veteran care centers in Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads.

      These accomplishments are a reminder of the legacy that we are capable of building together as long as we remain focused and disciplined during the highs and lows of our economic cycles …

      Ladies and gentlemen, the true test of leadership is how we respond to the unexpected, to external forces that are beyond our control.

      I say to you today: We must continue to build a new and innovative economy that will serve future generations of Virginians.

      Mr. Chairman and members of the committees, I thank you in advance for your cooperation as we move forward together to address the fiscal issues at hand. 

      Let’s promise today that we will work together and remind the world that Virginia truly is the greatest state in the greatest nation in the world.”– Governor Terry McAuliffe

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  4. Governor McAuliffe and First Lady McAuliffe tour Hungry Mother and Grayson Highlands State Parks

    Take aways:

    • “We have one of the best state park systems in the nation. Our park employees are truly ambassadors of Virginia, as people from all over the world visit our parks to explore and experience rich heritage and natural beauty. I encourage all Virginians to get outside and visit one of the many beautiful treasures across the Commonwealth.” – Governor Terry McAuliffe
  5. Governor McAuliffe kicks off Workforce Innovation Datathon Challenge to create innovative workforce solutions

    Take aways:

    • What are the details of this announcement?
    • “We must embrace innovation and leverage data in order to advance our workforce efforts for a new Virginia economy. Jobs today require adaptive technical skills, as cyber and communication innovations are developing at an ever-increasing rate. We must cultivate a deeper understanding of current and future job opportunities to strengthen the connection between the skillsets we are imparting on our workforce and the needs employers have to grow successful businesses in the 21st century.”–Governor Terry McAuliffe

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