September 2nd, 2016

Since the beginning of the McAuliffe administration, 788 economic development deals have been closed in Virginia with more than $13.79 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 continues to fight for the civil rights of all Virginians

    Take aways:

    • What are the details of the statement on lawsuit filed by Republican leadership?
    • What are the details of the statement on the proposed constitutional amendment?
    • “This cynical proposal unmasks Republican leaders’ true motive, which is to permanently disenfranchise men and women and condemn them to a lifetime as outcasts from our Commonwealth. While no one condones violent felonies, enlightened societies believe that all men and women are capable of redemption. As such, we remain committed to giving them a path to full citizenship in our Commonwealth. Senator Norment’s proposal would enshrine in our Constitution Virginia’s status as an outlier among the American states. Senator Norment proposes to make Virginia one of the most restrictive states in America in depriving its own citizens of any and all means to restore their civil rights.

      “Senator Norment attempts to disguise this goal by couching his proposal as a means to ease restrictions against those who have committed nonviolent felonies, but the details of his plan expose that claim as a deliberate falsehood. In truth, this proposal is a step backward for those convicted of nonviolent felonies as well. His proposal would reinstate a burdensome requirement that individuals fully pay their court costs as a condition for the restoration of rights. This is an unfair demand that my administration eliminated as a modern-day poll tax on our citizens. We will not accept a punitive tax as a barrier to voting for the poorest Virginians. In addition, Senator Norment’s proposal would even restore a policy rejected by Governor Bob McDonnell requiring individuals to complete suspended sentences without supervision before their rights are restored.

      “We will strongly oppose any new civil rights barriers that would move Virginia backwards and make our Commonwealth a national embarrassment. Senator Norment’s proposal is an affront to the ideals established by Virginian Thomas Jefferson 240 years ago.”–Governor Terry McAuliffe
    • Where can I apply to have my rights restored?

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  2. Governor McAuliffe hosts Virginia’s first African American Business Summit

    Take aways:

    • What are the details of this announcement?
    • “Since the beginning of my administration, I’ve remained committed to increasing opportunities for Virginia’s minority business community. I understand that in order to create the new Virginia economy, we have to ensure that everyone has access to opportunities to do business with or work with the Commonwealth.”–Governor Terry McAuliffe
  3. First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe and Super Bowl champion Reggie Barlow launch breakfast challenge at Heritage Elementary School in Roanoke

    Take aways:

    • What are the details of this announcement?
    • “Schools are the perfect place to talk about food education and making sure that we develop healthy, life-long habits around nutrition and fitness – all of those things are so important to our quality of life and our health as we become adults.”– First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe

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  4. Governor McAuliffe challenges Dominion to Accelerate Energy Efficiency Education and Outreach Program

    Take aways:

    • What are the details of this announcement?
    • “The progress we have made over the past year demonstrates the impact simple, low-cost energy efficiency measures can have on lowering energy bills. In addition to working directly with consumers to use energy more efficiently, I am challenging Dominion to expand its efforts to educate people on the value of energy conservation and how reducing energy consumption can save them money. Our electric utilities are in the perfect position to drive this education and outreach, which is what this challenge is all about.”– Governor Terry McAuliffe

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  5. Governor McAuliffe announces Virginia wine sales hit record high, ranked 5th best state in the nation

    Take aways:

    • What are the details of this announcement?
    • “Virginia wines and ciders are continuing to increase their robust sales and contributing to a more diversified Virginia agricultural sector. These vineyards and orchards are providing jobs, revenue and expanded tourism opportunities, especially in many of our more rural areas across the Commonwealth. With more than 285 wineries and 16 cideries, Virginia is a preeminent destination for wine and cider lovers. The Virginia wine and cider industries, along with our craft beer and distilled spirits industries, play an important role in our efforts to build a new Virginia economy.”–Governor Terry McAuliffe

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    In Case You Missed It

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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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