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Emergency Regulations Governing Permitted Events at the Robert E. Lee Monument in Richmond Enacted
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that the Virginia Department of General Services (DGS) has promulgated emergency regulations to govern permitted events at the Robert E. Lee Monument located in Richmond. Governor McAuliffe signed Executive
Virginia Posts the Lowest Recidivism Rate in the Country for Second Straight Year
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that, for the second year in a row, Virginia’s re-incarceration rate is the lowest in the country among states for which data was available, at 22.4 percent. The Commonwealth’s recidivism rate has fallen a
Governor McAuliffe Announces $6.1 Million in Homeland Security Grant Awards
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced the culmination of a stakeholder-driven process to allocate more than $6.1 million through various federal grant programs to enhance emergency preparedness and security throughout the Commonwealth. The funds
Virginia Receives $596,000 in Federal Funds to Combat Opioid Crisis
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Virginia has received two federal grants totaling $596,000 to fight the prescription opioid and heroin abuse epidemic. The two grants come from the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice
Virginia Receives $2.7 Million in Federal Funds for Emergency Management
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced $2.7 million in new federal Local Emergency Management Performance Grants (LEMPG) to help localities plan and respond to emergencies in their areas. The Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) will
Governor McAuliffe Holds First Asian American and Pacific Islander Summit
Governor McAuliffe today held the first Asian American and Pacific Islander Summit at George Mason University’s Arlington Campus. The summit welcomed all members of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community and business leaders from
Governor McAuliffe Announces $1.5 Million in Department of Criminal Justice Grant Funding Available
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that he is making $1.5 million in grant funding available through the Department of Criminal Justice Services to law enforcement agencies and other stakeholders to fund programs combating domestic terrorism
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

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