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Governor Northam Announces Administration Appointments
Governor Ralph Northam announced additional appointments to his Administration today.
Governor Northam Announces Availability of $1 Million in Grant Funds to Support Law Enforcement
Governor Ralph Northam today announced that $1 million in grant funds are available to support law enforcement agencies’ efforts to upgrade their technology and equipment, enhance officer recruitment and training, reduce opioid overdose deaths, and
Governor Northam Announces Virginia’s Prescription Monitoring Program Now Interoperable With North Carolina
Governor Ralph Northam today announced interconnectivity between the Commonwealth's secure Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) database and North Carolina's Controlled Substance Reporting System, RxSentry. As a result, pharmacists and prescribers
Virginia Notifies FAMIS Recipients that Coverage will Continue Following CHIP Reauthorization
Governor Ralph Northam announced today that the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services will begin notifying Virginians who benefit from the Family Access to Medical Insurance Security (FAMIS) program that their coverage will continue
Governor Northam Announces Virginia to Join the Governor’s Partnership for K-12 Computer Science
Governor Northam released the below statement following the announcement that Virginia will join the Governor’s Partnership for K-12 Computer Science, a bipartisan group of state leaders who are committed to expanding access in K-12 computer science
Governor Northam Announces Commonwealth’s Unemployment Rate Continues at 3.7 %
Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was unchanged in December at 3.7 percent, but was down 0.4 percentage point from a year ago. Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate continues to
Governor Northam Statement on Federal Government Shutdown
Governor Ralph Northam released the following statement today after Congress’ failure to pass a measure to outline a long-term funding solution for the federal government and prevent a shutdown.
Governor Northam Announces Northern Virginia Selected as One of 20 Contenders for Amazon’s Second Headquarters
Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has selected Northern Virginia as a candidate for its second North American headquarters. In September, the e-commerce giant released a public request for proposal seeking a
Governor Northam Announces Virginia Companies Increase International Sales through Commonwealth’s Premier Exporting Program
Governor Ralph Northam today announced that 13 companies from across the Commonwealth have graduated from the Virginia Leaders in Export Trade (VALET) Program, touting impressive results as they successfully exported products and services overseas.
Governor Ralph Northam Delivers Address to the Joint Assembly
"Speaker Cox, Senator Newman, Lieutenant Governor Fairfax, Justices of the Supreme Court, ladies and gentlemen of the General Assembly, thank you for inviting me to speak with you this evening."

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