December 16th, 2016

Since the beginning of the McAuliffe administration, 851 economic development deals have been closed in Virginia with $14.23 billion in capital investment, which is more than any previous governor in the first 35 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 presents proposed budget to the Joint Money Committees 

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      • VIDEO: Governor McAuliffe addresses the Joint Money Committees
      • Read the full text of  the Governor’s address 
      • What are the details of his plan to strengthen mental health system and combat opioid addiction? 
      • What are the details of his plan for pay bonuses for state employees?
      • “The spending plan I am submitting for your consideration is balanced, fiscally conservative and in-keeping with our Commonwealth’s long tradition of financial prudence. It closes our revenue shortfall while investing in strategic priorities that will contribute to our ongoing economic growth.

        “This budget also reflects the approach that I will bring into the upcoming legislative session. I promise to continue the substantive work we have undertaken together to build a stronger new Virginia economy.

        “It is my goal to spend every day of the 2017 session cementing the progress we have made together on many issues, and finding solutions to challenges that still deserve our attention.

        “I am sure we will have our disagreements, but I hope it has become clear by now that I am ready to work with you to make life better for the people we were elected to serve.

        “My top priority is building a new Virginia economy that offers every family the opportunity to thrive. That is at the heart of every proposal I make to you and will continue to guide the work of my administration until our final day.” – Governor Terry McAuliffe

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    2. Governor McAuliffe announces landmark conservation victories with DuPont contamination settlement and Virginia Treasures program protecting 1,000 sites

      Take aways:

      • What are the details of the largest natural resources settlement in Virginia history?
      • “Today’s settlement, the largest of its kind in Virginia history, is the culmination of a coordinated effort by countless partners at both the state and federal level. Thanks to their hard work, Virginians and the environment will benefit from unprecedented investments in land conservation and habitat restoration. I applaud and appreciate the meticulous monitoring by our state agencies, the thorough analysis of the scientific advisory committee, and DuPont’s willingness to come to the table and make this happen.”– Governor Terry McAuliffe
      • What are the details of the Virginia Treasures announcement?
      • “In May 2015, we set out to identify and protect 1,000 Virginia Treasures before the end of my administration as a way of focusing our land conservation efforts on sites that offer the most value to the Virginia public. Today, we have accomplished that goal more than a year ahead of schedule. Thank you to the countless conservationists who work every day to protect our shared spaces and I look forward to seeing what we can accomplish in the next year and beyond. From our Eastern Shore to the Appalachian Mountains and everywhere in between, Virginia is worth treasuring.” – Governor Terry McAuliffe

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    3. Governor McAuliffe announces Virginia has lowest recidivism rate in the country

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      • What are the details of this announcement?
      • “Since the beginning of my administration, we have aggressively pursued policies and initiatives that rehabilitate incarcerated individuals, so they can develop the tools and skills to be successful. This announcement is a strong indication that our correctional system reforms are helping ex-offenders become successful citizens once they leave prison.” – Governor Terry McAuliffe

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    4. Governor McAuliffe and First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe host families of deployed and returned service members at holiday reception

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      • DETAILS: The McAuliffe family hosted holiday receptions this week for deployed and returned Virginian service members and their families. The Governor and First Lady understand firsthand the constant support and giving of military families, especially during the holiday season, as their son currently is in active-duty service in the Marine Corps. The First-Family has hosted holiday receptions for deployed and returned service members and their families for the past three years at the Executive Mansion.

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    5. Governor McAuliffe announces legislation to strengthen Virginia’s Economic Development Partnership

      Take aways:

      • What are the details of this announcement?
      • “The legislation we are announcing today will strengthen weaknesses in the management of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership and put the organization on the path to become the economic driver for our Commonwealth we know it can be. Presently, VEDP is run by a volunteer board that is responsible for making decisions about the organization’s future, including hiring its CEO. That situation can lead to a lack of accountability when difficulties arise, like those we have seen presented in a recent report by the Joint Legislative Audit Review Commission.”– Governor Terry McAuliffe

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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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