June 3rd, 2016

Since the beginning of the McAuliffe administration, 692 economic development deals have been closed in Virginia with more than $11.20 billion in capital investment, which is more than any previous governor in the first 29 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 rights to 1,200 Virginians, over 5,000 have registered to vote

    Take aways:

    • What are the details of his order?
    • What are the details of the restoration of rights?
    • “Let me be clear, we are not going to stop … I’ve instructed our Secretary of the Commonwealth Kelly Thomasson to continue to identify the individuals who complete their sentences every single month, so we can continue to move forward in restoring the rights of all Virginians. We will ensure that every Virginian with the freedom to live in our communities, also has the right and responsibility to participate in our democratic process.”-Governor Terry McAuliffe

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  2. Governor McAuliffe continues to make Virginia the #1 state for veterans

    Take aways:

    • DETAILS: This past week, Governor McAuliffe announced the opening of the new Puller Veterans Care Center in Fauquier County to provide top-quality care in a home-like setting for veterans and their families. The Governor also spoke at the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans Annual Conference, explaining how Virginia was the first state in the country to functionally end veteran homelessness in 2015.
    • What are the details of the veterans care center announcement?
    • “Virginia has the fastest growing veteran population in the country, with more female veterans and veterans under the age of 25 than any other state. I believe that it is a tremendous honor and a tremendous responsibility to make sure we are doing everything we can for our men and women wearing the uniform in defense of our great nation … Solving veteran homelessness is a continuous fight, one that secures permanent housing, not just temporary. In the coming months, I look forward to working with local, state, and national partners in continuing to ensure veteran homelessness is rare, brief, and nonrecurring”-Governor Terry McAuliffe

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  3. First Lady McAuliffe advocates for stewardship and childhood nutrition

    Take aways:

    • What are the details of this announcement?
    • “At the center of our society and democracy are our institutions of learning, where the young further develop their character, acquire knowledge, and become responsible citizens with the opportunities to improve their neighborhoods and nation … Virginia’s colleges and schools are seizing the opportunity and making a commitment to ensure the habits of service and citizenship are an integral part of what it means to get and education in the Commonwealth. As goes Virginia, so should go the nation.” – First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe

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  4. Governor McAuliffe announces tourism is booming in Virginia as revenues exceed $23 billion in 2015

    Take aways:

    • What are the details of this announcement?
    • “Having a strong tourism industry is vital to job creation and economic growth in Virginia. Travelers are coming to Virginia from across the country and the globe to experience our world-class restaurants, wineries, craft breweries, music festivals, oyster farms, beaches, mountains, and more. Our rich history, scenic beauty, vibrant arts, and burgeoning culinary scene make Virginia a destination like none other. It’s easy to see why travelers are eager to discover why Virginia is for Lovers.” -Governor Terry McAuliffe

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  5. Governor McAuliffe signs “Meg’s Miles” bill to highlight pedestrian safety, in honor of Meg Menzies

    Take aways:

    • DETAILS: Governor McAuliffe signed the “Meg’s Miles” bill in honor and memory of Meg Mezies of Hanover County. Meg was a beloved community leader and avid runner training for the Boston Marathon. The memorial license plate brings attention to pedestrian safety in the Commonwealth and proceeds will go towards a scholarship fund for Hanover and Atlee high school students.

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In Case You Missed It

Events

Calendar

10:00 AM Governor McAuliffe to provide remarks at Bloomberg Next: The Connected Future
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10:30 AM Governor McAuliffe to provide remarks at Milken Public Health Summit
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01:15 PM Governor McAuliffe to provide remarks at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute Biosciences Addition Building groundbreaking ceremony
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03:30 PM Governor McAuliffe to participate in Fireside Chat at Teacher Shortages in the Commonwealth: A Conversation with Education Leaders and Policymakers
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