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Governor Northam and Speaker Cox Announce Bipartisan Compromise on Grand Larceny Threshold and Legislation to Protect Crime Victims
Governor Ralph Northam, Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox, and Senator Mark Obenshain announced today a bipartisan compromise to raise the felony larceny threshold and adopt into law legislation to ensure that crime victims are paid the
Governor Northam Announces Availability of $1 Million in Grant Funds to Support Law Enforcement
Governor Ralph Northam today announced that $1 million in grant funds are available to support law enforcement agencies’ efforts to upgrade their technology and equipment, enhance officer recruitment and training, reduce opioid overdose deaths, and
Virginia Continues to Monitor and Respond to Winter Storm
A winter storm warning is still active for east central, eastern, south central, and southeast portions of Virginia until 1 p.m. In addition, a blizzard warning has been issued for Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake and Virginia Beach until 1 p.m.
Governor-Elect Ralph Northam Announces Administration Appointments
Today at Fire Station #17 in Richmond, Governor-elect Ralph Northam announced that current Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran will continue his service as part of the incoming administration.
Governor McAuliffe Announces Opioid and Mental Health Budget Actions
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that his 2019-2020 biennial budget will include $76 million to help combat the opioid epidemic and improve behavioral health treatment.
Governor McAuliffe Announces $6.5 Million in Grants to Support Crime Victims in Virginia
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced $6.5 million in federal grant funding to localities, nonprofit organizations and state agencies to provide support for essential programs and services in all aspects of Virginia’s criminal justice system.
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

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