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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 Authorizes National Guard to Deploy Significant Force to U.S. Virgin Islands
Governor McAuliffe today has authorized the Virginia National Guard to send 120 soldiers to the U.S. Virgin Islands to join a multi-state, multi-agency response effort to recent hurricanes. The Commonwealth of Virginia continues to send needed
Governor McAuliffe’s Task Force on Public Safety Preparedness and Response to Civil Unrest to Hold First Meeting
The Task Force on Public Safety Preparedness and Response to Civil Unrest will hold its first meeting this afternoon, Tuesday, September 12, 2017 from 2-4pm in the Patrick Henry Building in Richmond, Virginia. The Task Force will be chaired by Brian
Governor McAuliffe Declares State of Emergency to Aid States Impacted by Devastation of Hurricane Harvey
While residents of Texas and Louisiana continue facing widespread and historic devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey and the more than 50 inches of rain that fell in some areas, Governor Terry McAuliffe issued an executive order declaring a state
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 Leads Virginia’s 16th Annual Checkpoint Strikeforce Campaign
With one-third of all U.S. traffic deaths over the Labor Day holiday weekend involving drunk drivers, and Virginia averaging a double-digit number of traffic fatalities during that time, Governor McAuliffe today joined other top state officials to
Governor McAuliffe Deploys Emergency Response Resources to Texas
While the remnants of Hurricane Harvey continue to impact the Gulf Coast, Governor Terry McAuliffe ordered emergency response resources to Texas to assist all those impacted by the storm damage and unprecedented flooding. Virginia residents are also
Governor McAuliffe Launches Task Force on Public Safety Preparedness and Response to Civil Unrest
The task force, which will be chaired by Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran, will be charged with evaluating the circumstances that led to the violent white supremacist events in Charlottesville on August 11th and 12th and
Governor’s Datathon to Focus on Opioid Addiction Crisis
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that the 2017 Governor’s Datathon will focus on addressing the opioid addiction crisis in Virginia. The teams in this year’s competition will be composed of individuals from local and state government, higher
Governor McAuliffe Signs Executive Order Temporarily Halting Demonstrations at Lee Monument in Richmond
Governor Terry McAuliffe today issued Executive Order Number 67 temporarily halting issuance of permits and prohibiting demonstrations at the Lee Monument until new emergency regulations have been approved and implemented by the Virginia Department
Governor McAuliffe Announces Virginia’s Criminal Justice Research Receives National Award for Report on Prescription Drug and Heroin Abuse
Governor McAuliffe today announced that the Justice Research and Statistics Association has presented Virginia’s Criminal Justice Research Center in the Department of Criminal Justice Services with the Doug Yearwood National Publication Award for
Virginia to Receive $3.8 Million from FEMA to Prepare Communities for Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attacks
Governor McAuliffe today announced that Virginia will receive $3,821,556 in federal funds for the Program to Prepare Communities for Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attacks Grant Program (CCTA) through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Virginia to Receive $834,991 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to Reduce Impacts of Storm Flooding
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Virginia will receive $834,991 in federal funds from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in Coastal Resilience Grant appropriations to reduce the impacts of storm flooding through
Virginia Will Become the First State to Opt-In to FirstNet’s National Public Safety Broadband Network
Governor McAuliffe today signed a letter of intent declaring that the Commonwealth of Virginia will allow the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) and AT&T to proceed with the deployment of the of the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband
Governor McAuliffe Announces More Than $83 Million for Criminal Justice Programs Throughout the Commonwealth
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced $83.3 million in grants to provide support – in some cases the only support – for essential programs and services across the criminal justice system, related agencies, and organizations in every corner of the
Virginia Receives $31.4 Million in Federal Emergency Preparedness Grants
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has allocated $31.4 million in federal emergency preparedness and security grants to the Commonwealth.
Governor McAuliffe Urges Coastal Virginians to “Know Your Zone” For Safer Hurricane Evacuations
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced new, tiered evacuation zones for coastal Virginia designed to enhance current evacuation plans, boost public safety, and improve travel efficiency in the event of hurricanes or other disasters.
Governor McAuliffe Announces $365,000 Federal Grant for Virginia Public Safety Agencies
The funding will be used to purchase replacement Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), commonly referred to as “turnout gear,” for instructors, and a mobile hazardous materials training simulator for the Virginia Department of Emergency Management
Governor McAuliffe Commutes Sentence of Ivan Teleguz to Life Imprisonment
Governor McAuliffe today announced that, following a thorough legal review of the case, he will commute the death sentence of Ivan Teleguz to life imprisonment without parole. Teleguz’s request for a pardon will be denied. Teleguz was convicted in
Governor McAuliffe Announces First Conviction Under New Firearms Surrender Provision
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced the first successful prosecution under a provision of law that was a component of last year’s bipartisan agreement to keep firearms out of the hands of domestic abusers and people who can’t pass background

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