May 13th, 2016

Since the beginning of the McAuliffe administration, 680 economic development deals have been closed in Virginia with more than $11.09 billion in capital investment, which is more than any previous governor in the first 28 months in office. 

Governor McAuliffe is focused on growing the #NewVAEconomy and continuing our historic economic success. This week was focused on how we invest in our education systems so all Virginians have the opportunities to succeed.

The Governor’s Top 5

  1. Governor McAuliffe Announces Historic Financial Aid Package

    Take aways:

    • DETAILS: The new budget includes the single largest financial aid package in the history of the Commonwealth, investing over $55 million. The announcement was made at Norfolk State University to kick off Education Week in the Commonwealth.
    • Video: “Governor McAuliffe announces historic higher education budget”
    • “It is our job to make sure that all students, regardless of background or economic status, have the same opportunity for academic achievement and successful careers … we are serious about reducing the financial burdens on our students, and this is where we start” - Governor Terry McAuliffe

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  2. Governor signs Transformative High School Redesign Bill

    Take aways:

    • DETAILS: The bill overhauls our high school graduation requirements, helping students develop transferable skills into the workorce and making high school more relevant to the working world. Under the direction of the State Board of Education, the new changes will also encourage more industry professionals to help teach career and technical skills.
    • “Our high schools don’t work the way they should any more. They were built for the Industrial Revolution. We now live in a 21st-century economy. Our students deserve much better and I know that our high schools can do so much more than they’ve done.”- Governor Terry McAuliffe

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  3. Governor Releases Comprehensive Statistics regarding Restoration of Rights

    Take aways:

    • What are the details of this announcement?
    • "If we are going to build a stronger and more equal Virginia, we must break down barriers to participation in civic life for people who return to society seeking a second chance. We must welcome them back and offer the opportunity to build a better life by taking an active role in our democracy." - Governor Terry McAuliffe.

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  4. First Lady McAuliffe works with ‘Step It Up’ program, Marine Corp. Half Marathon, to promote Walkability in Virginia

    Take aways:

    • DETAILS: The First Lady partnered with the YMCA in Petersburg and attended the Marine Corp. Half Marathon in Fredericksburg to promote walking for healthier lifestyles throughout the Commonwealth.

    • “Many [youth] do not have the opportunity to walk because they do not feel like it is safe to walk. There are a lot of people who care … we really care about [our children] because they are our future.” – First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe

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  5. Governor McAuliffe Announces Overdose-Reversing Drug to be Available at all CVS Stores in Virginia

    Take aways:

    • DETAILS: The Governor announced that the opioid overdose-reversing drug Naloxone will be available at all CVS stores in Virginia, calling this a critical step in combating opioid deaths. Additional laws in Virginia also make the drug available for public safety personnel to use in emergency situations.

    • “CVS Health’s decision to make naloxone available without a prescription at all of its Virginia locations is a welcome and important step that will save lives here in Virginia.”– Governor Terry McAuliffe

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10:00 AM Governor McAuliffe to provide remarks at SmartFarm Summit
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01:00 PM Governor McAuliffe to make economic development announcement
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