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Governor McAuliffe Announces Administration Appointments
The appointees will join McAuliffe’s Administration focused on finding common ground with members of both parties on issues that will build a new Virginia economy and create more jobs across the Commonwealth.
Governor McAuliffe and the Virginia Council on Women Announce the 7th Annual STEM Essay Contest
Governor Terry McAuliffe and the Virginia Council on Women today announced the 7th Annual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Essay Contest for high school junior and senior women. The Council will award at least five $5,000
Governor McAuliffe Announces Increased Workforce Development Funding in Upcoming Budget
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that he has included an additional $6.8 million in his 2019-2020 biennial budget to support workforce development initiatives across the Commonwealth. These strategic investments bring the total funding for
Governor McAuliffe Announces Forthcoming Budget will Contain Additional Broadband Funding for Rural Virginia
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that his 2019-2020 biennial budget will include $2 million to double the budget for the Virginia Telecommunications Initiative (VATI), which works with rural communities to expand telecommunications
Governor McAuliffe Announces Agreements to Protect Virginia’s Aquifers
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced agreements to limit groundwater withdrawals from the Commonwealth’s at-risk coastal aquifers. The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will issue new permits for 14 major groundwater users in eastern
Governor McAuliffe Announces $1.4 Million in Grants from the Virginia Research Investment Fund
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that $1.4 million in grants have been awarded from the Virginia Research Investment Fund in its first funding round. The awards will support promising technologies at Virginia’s universities that have strong
Governor McAuliffe Announces 405 New Jobs in the City of Bristol
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that American Merchant, Inc., a subsidiary of Merchant House International Ltd, a Hong Kong-based designer and manufacturer of home textiles, seasonal décor products, and leather shoes, will invest $19.9
Governor McAuliffe Hosts First Ever Governor’s Smart Farm Summit
Governor McAuliffe today hosted the inaugural Governor’s Smart Farm Summit in Harrisonburg, Virginia. The goal of the summit is to keep agriculture at the forefront of Virginia’s industries. The event drew participants that included farmers,
Governor McAuliffe Announces $2.2 Million in First GO Virginia Grants
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced the initial regional projects funded through the Growth and Opportunity for Virginia (GO Virginia) economic development program. The GO Virginia Board of Directors, which is comprised of members of the
Governor McAuliffe Signs Executive Directive 14 and Announces Budget Actions to Address Virginia’s Teacher Shortage
Budget actions include both new investments and budget language targeting teacher recruitment and retention, and the directive asks the Virginia Board of Education to issue emergency regulations giving colleges and universities the option to offer

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09:30 AM Governor McAuliffe to unveil biennial budget to joint money committees
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