January 13th, 2017

Since the beginning of the McAuliffe administration, 855 economic development deals have been closed in Virginia with $14.32 billion in capital investment, which is more than any previous governor in the first 36 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 delivers third State of the Commonwealth address

      Take aways:

      • Read the full text of the Governor’s speech
      • Read the guest list of the First Family
      • VIDEO: Governor delivers State of the Commonwealth Address
      • “Three years ago we met on the steps of this building and began what some might have thought to be an unlikely partnership.

        After a long and difficult campaign, we had every reason to retreat to our partisan corners.

        But we took a different course. We identified the issues where compromise could be reached and we got to work making life better for the people whom we serve.

        And so this evening, as we begin our final session of work together, I want to thank you – for your leadership, your partnership, and your dedication to overcoming political obstacles on the way to doing the right thing.

        We have real incentive to work together. As the father of five, I share the dream of every Virginia parent – that my children will find opportunities to live, work and raise a family here in our home state. But that will not be possible without the vision and leadership of the people in this room.

        And so, as I conclude, I hope you will join with me for one more session to strengthen the foundation we have laid for a new Virginia economy and build upon it.

        I am ready to work with you to achieve the goals I have set forth this evening, and I look forward to considering the legislation you will send me over the coming days.

        If we take this opportunity to work together, I know we will emerge at the end of this session with a stronger, more resilient economy that works for all Virginians.

        May God Bless each of you and may God continue to bless the greatest state, in the greatest nation on Earth.” – Governor Terry McAuliffe

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    2. Governor McAuliffe proposes to strengthen Virginia’s ethics laws and expand voter access

      Take aways:

      • What are the details of this announcement?
      • “Virginians have a right to expect a government that is as transparent, accountable and accessible to its citizens as possible. This year, I look forward to working with the General Assembly to build on our successes strengthening our ethics laws by banning the personal use of campaign funds. These donations should be used to inform the public, not to line the pockets of politicians. We should also work together to expand access to the ballot box by repealing our unnecessary and restrictive photo ID law and making it easier for Virginians to cast an absentee ballot. These reforms will make it easier for Virginians to have a say in their democracy and boost their confidence that politicians are working for the public good, not their own.” – Governor Terry McAuliffe

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    3. Governor McAuliffe announces Navy Federal Credit Union to invest $100M and bring 1,400 jobs to Frederick County

      Take aways:

      • What are the details of this announcement?
      • “This Virginia-headquartered company’s growth and investment over nearly 40 years is an incredible testament to our unparalleled business environment, infrastructure and top-notch workforce. An expansion of this magnitude is transformational for Frederick County and for the Commonwealth, as Navy Federal is a critical partner providing good-paying job opportunities for thousands of hard-working Virginians. These jobs and their services help support the men and women of our military and their families worldwide, and we are proud to be the home of Navy Federal as we continue to build the new Virginia economy.”– Governor Terry McAuliffe

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    4. First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe visits Arlington school to see effectiveness of Breakfast after the Bell in action

      Take aways:

      • DETAILS: First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe visited Oakridge Elementary School in Arlington County this past Monday to see firsthand the positive effects of the Breakfast after the Bell program in the school. The year-old program at Oakridge Elementary has produced highly positive results, with more students participating and receiving the correct nutrition, resulting in better classroom behavior and lower stress. The First Lady spoke with educators about how the program has been implemented and what can be improved, as the McAuliffe administration continues efforts to expand Breakfast after the Bell across Virginia.

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    5. Governor McAuliffe announces new Attorney General Office Building to be named in honor of civil rights pioneer Barbara Johns

      Take aways:

      • What are the details of this announcement?
      • “When we name our state buildings after people from our history, we make a statement that the work done within those buildings will advance their legacy.

        “I cannot think of a better person to inspire the men and women who fight for justice and equality in the Office of the Attorney General than Barbara Johns. When Barbara stood up for equal access to education as a plaintiff in the case of Brown v. Board of Education, she helped changed the history of our nation for the better and inspired a new generation of civil rights leaders. I am honored to announce that her name will be placed on this beautiful building as a lasting reminder of the enormous impact one person can have when they stand up fearlessly for what is right.” – Governor Terry McAuliffe

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