May 27th, 2016

Since the beginning of the McAuliffe administration, 686 economic development deals have been closed in Virginia with more than $11.15 billion in capital investment, which is more than any previous governor in the first 28 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 continues to fight to keep Virginia’s democracy open and inclusive

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    • What are the details of his statement?
    •  “As Virginia’s foremost constitutional scholar has concluded, the Constitution of Virginia grants the Governor ample authority to restore the rights of people who have served their time, and does not place any limitation on that authority that would be relevant to the issue at stake in this lawsuit. This is simply the latest Republican attack on the voting rights of qualified Virginians who deserve a voice in their society, and we will oppose it vigorously.”-Governor Terry McAuliffe

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  2. Governor McAuliffe signs Executive Directive to strengthen safety oversight of the Washington Metrorail System

    Take aways:

    • What are the details of the Executive Directive?
    • What are the details of this announcement?
    • “Our administration has been a constant advocate for stronger safety protections for the commuters who use the Metrorail system each day, including 300,000 Virginians ... By establishing the Metro Safety Commission and collaborating with our partners in Maryland and the District of Columbia, we are putting in place the necessary policies and oversight to ensure that safety continues to be the top priority”-Governor Terry McAuliffe

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  3. Dorothy McAuliffe joins Virginia higher education leaders to recognize Virginia’s Compact on National Service

    Take aways:

    • What are the details of this announcement?
    • “We are proud that the Commonwealth is leading the way by making a service year part of what it means to participate in higher education in Virginia. We are honored to be the first state in the nation to become an Employer of National Service, and it’s no surprise that our first-rate educational institutions are continuing to lead by making a commitment to support service year opportunities” – First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe
  4. Governor McAuliffe announces Ballast Point Brewing and Spirits opening East Coast brewing operation in Botetourt County

    Take aways:

    • What are the details of this announcement?
    • “I am thrilled to announce that Ballast Point Brewing and Spirits will join the Commonwealth’s world-class, award-winning roster of craft breweries. Winning this significant project was a top priority, and we are proud that Botetourt County will be home to the company’s East Coast brewing operation. Virginia has truly become a leader in the industry and a destination for craft beer lovers. Today is another milestone of our ongoing success in diversifying and building a new Virginia economy, and we look forward to Ballast Point thriving in the Commonwealth.” - Governor Terry McAuliffe

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  5. The McAuliffe family welcomes the newest addition to their family, Guinness

    Take aways:

    • Guinness is a playful, eight-week-old yellow lab. He enjoys meeting all the wonderful visitors to the Executive Mansion and chasing squirrels around the Capitol.

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09:30 AM Governor McAuliffe to give Year End Report to Joint Money Committees
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11:15 AM Governor McAuliffe to attend Governor’s Office Good Will clothing drive pickup and photo op
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11:45 AM Governor McAuliffe to attend CODEVA Demonstration with Senator McClellan
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