March 10th, 2017

The Governor’s Top 5

    1. Governor McAuliffe Vetoes Unnecessary and Impractical Barrier to Absentee Voting

      Take aways:

      • What are the details of this announcement?
      • “The right to vote is a fundamental tenet of our democracy, and we should be doing all we can to facilitate eligible citizens' access to the ballot. This bill would undoubtedly result in the disenfranchisement of qualified eligible Virginian voters and increase the potential for costly and time-consuming litigation, said Governor McAuliffe.”

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    2. Governor McAuliffe Announces 84 Lumber to Create 100 New Jobs in Frederick County

      Take aways:

      • What are the details of this announcement?
      • “We are proud that Virginia will be home to 84 Lumber’s newest job-creating operation and that the company will benefit from the world-class workforce and excellent business environment that Frederick County has to offer,” said Governor Terry McAuliffe. “Growing this critical sector is essential to diversifying and building the new Virginia economy, and 84 Lumber selecting the Commonwealth for its newest manufacturing operation is evidence of our ongoing success.” 

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    3. Dorothy McAuliffe: “Schools have the best, most scalable, sustainable and practical way to end childhood hunger because they are anchors in the community.”

      Take aways:

      • What are the details of this announcement?
      • “Children going without is something my husband and I have thought about since our first baby was born, from the very beginning of being parents,” said McAuliffe, a mother of five, who says she is using her political platform to attack the issue of childhood hunger, and is chair of the No Kid Hungry Virginia campaign.
    4. Governor McAuliffe Announces Atarfil to Invest More Than $5 Million to Establish Facility in the City of Suffolk

      Take aways:

      • What are the details of this announcement?
      • “The advanced manufacturing industry is an integral component of a thriving economy, and securing Atarfil’s first U.S. operation is evidence that this critical sector continues to gain momentum in the Commonwealth,” said Governor McAuliffe. “We are proud that Atarfil has chosen the City of Suffolk and Virginia as its starting point to our national market. The company will be a strong addition to the Hampton Roads corporate community, and we thank the company for being a part of our efforts to diversify and build a new Virginia economy.”

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    5. Governor McAuliffe Announces The Hotel Weyanoke to Create 76 New Jobs, Spur More Than $7 million in Economic Impact in Farmville

      Take aways:

      • What are the details of these announcements?
      • Virginia is a premier global travel destination and tourism is an indispensable diversifier for the state’s economy, generating $23 billion in revenue annually,” said Governor McAuliffe. “Projects like the Hotel Weyanoke are instant revenue generators for the Commonwealth and our communities, and this new accommodation will complement the existing tourism attractions that make the Farmville area so special. I congratulate the Town of Farmville on this great tourism win for Virginia.”

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