July 1st, 2016

Since the beginning of the McAuliffe administration, 724 economic development deals have been closed in Virginia with more than $12.61 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 signs historic Executive Order to cut carbon emissions from Virginia power plants

    Take aways:

    • What are the details of this announcement?
    • “Increasing Virginia’s emphasis on clean energy generation will help grow Virginia’s economy by reducing carbon emissions, ensuring our Commonwealth’s long-term energy security and creating the next generation of good jobs in this emerging sector. Many of the largest employers on the globe have made it clear that the availability of clean energy is a key part of their decision-making process when it comes to new jobs and investments. To continue attracting competitive and innovative businesses, we need to invest in a 21st century energy policy to ensure our grid is reliable, affordable, and clean.” – Governor Terry McAuliffe

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  2. Governor McAuliffe U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam hold town hall meeting to address opioid epidemic

    Take aways:

    • DETAILS: On Thursday, June 30th, Governor McAuliffe met with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam to address the opioid overdoes rise across the country, hitting especially hard in the south-central region of Appalachia. The Governors and Secretary launched a multi-level governmental approach to provide healthcare and public safety resources to combat opioid abuse and overdose.

      Over the past two years, Governor McAuliffe’s administration has taken an aggressive approach to addressing the sharp rise in opioid overdoses. In May, Governor McAuliffe announced that Naloxone would be available in all CVS stores across the Commonwealth. Governor McAuliffe, with Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran, has worked to equip more law enforcement and first responders in Virginia with Naloxone.
    • What are the details of this announcement?
    • “My chief responsibility as Governor is to ensure Virginians are safe. Addressing the rise in opioid overdoses as a health crisis, as well as a public safety issue, is imperative to the wellbeing of all Virginians. I will continue to work with federal and local entities to confront this issue head-on and make sure our health care and public safety officials have the resources necessary to give Virginians the help and assistance they need.” – Governor Terry McAuliffe

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  3. Governor McAuliffe announces historic Military Medics and Corpsmen Pilot workforce program for veterans

    Take aways:

    • What are the details of this announcement?
    • “The Virginia Military Medics and Corpsmen pilot program underscores Virginia’s unwavering commitment to our service members. This program ensures the advanced medical training our men and women received in uniform is harnessed in successful post-service career tracks in Virginia’s health care industry. Whether we are functionally ending veteran homelessness, expanding post-service medical treatment or creating new career pathways, Virginia will continue to be on the forefront of veteran services for those who bravely served our country.” – said Governor Terry McAuliffe

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  4. First Lady and Governor McAuliffe host “Great American Campout” at the Governor’s Mansion

    Take aways:

    • What are the details of this announcement?
    • “It is important for our children to experience the outdoors and understand the importance of going outside and appreciating Virginia’s treasures. By doing enjoyable and healthy activities like camping, kids learn invaluable lessons of good stewardship while still having fun. Virginia has one of the best state park systems in the country, and I encourage all Virginians to visit and experience all this great state has to offer.” – Governor Terry McAuliffe

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  5. Governor McAuliffe announces major legislation and historic budget take effect

    Take aways:

    • What are the details of this announcement?
    • “During this year’s legislative session, I am proud to say we made great strides in growing and diversifying our new Virginia economy by strengthening our economic and workforce investments to ensure the Commonwealth is the best place to locate and grow a business. We worked with bipartisan partners to achieve historic advances in education, workforce development, economic development, public safety and transportation. We will continue to ensure that all Virginians have opportunities to realize their full potential.” – Governor Terry McAuliffe

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Calendar

09:00 AM Governor McAuliffe to interview on WRVA Radio’s Ask the Governor
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10:30 AM Governor McAuliffe to sign Cigarette Trafficking legislation with Attorney General Herring
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12:00 PM Governor McAuliffe to give remarks at State Trails Symposium at VAULT Conference
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01:30 PM Governor McAuliffe to sign Domestic Violence legislation
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04:30 PM Governor McAuliffe to host Restoration of Rights Engagement Event
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