Kaine Meets With Eastern Shore Chamber Of Commerce, Visits House-Raising Project In Norfolk

tmi kaineToday, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine continued his three-day tour through Virginia with a visit to Melfa to deliver remarks at the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce Eggs & Issues breakfast. Throughout his remarks, Kaine highlighted the importance of workforce development and economic growth in the region. Continue reading

Warner, Kaine, Connolly Applaud Closing On Final TIFIA Loans For Silver Line Construction

warner and kaineMembers of Virginia’s congressional delegation applauded news that U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has closed on the final two low-interest loans to fund construction of Phase Two of the Metrorail Silver Line extension to Dulles Airport and Loudoun County.  Continue reading

HERRING LAUNCHES STATEWIDE HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS CAMPAIGN

mark herringAttorney General Mark R. Herring today launched a statewide campaign to raise awareness in Virginia of human trafficking and resources available to victims. Beginning this week, billboards and signs are going up on major highways across the state, along with signage at every Virginia rest area, encouraging victims or those with information about possible human trafficking to contact the National Human Trafficking Resource Center’s hotline. Continue reading

SELC and Sierra Club Seek to End Decades of Coal Ash Pollution into the Elizabeth River

shenandoah-river-outfittersToday the Southern Environmental Law Center, representing the Sierra Club, sent notice to Dominion Virginia Power of their intention to bring suit under the Clean Water Act to clean up leaking coal ash pits at the Chesapeake Energy Center (CEC) on the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River in Chesapeake, Virginia.  Continue reading

Governor McAuliffe announces Virginia Enterprise Zone designations; Page County among designees

McAullifGovernor Terry McAuliffe today announced new and renewed Virginia Enterprise Zone (VEZ) designations.  Five new zones were designated in the Commonwealth, including two regional zones.  Five additional zones received renewals.  The new zones designations are for the City of Bristol, the City of Newport News and Page County.  The two new additional regional zones include one zone in the City of Galax and Carroll and Grayson Counties, and another zone for Accomack and Northampton Counties. Continue reading

Governor McAuliffe Announces New Jobs, Meat Processing Facility for Lynchburg

McAullifGovernor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Seven Hills Food, LLC will revitalize and open a meat processing facility in the City of Lynchburg.  The company, a locally-sourced meat processing operation, will invest $3 million and create 43 new jobs in Lynchburg, while committing to purchase 100 percent Virginia-grown beef and pork.  The Commonwealth of Virginia is partnering with the City of Lynchburg and Seven Hills Food on this project through the Governor’s Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development (AFID) Fund. Continue reading

Governor McAuliffe Announces the Restoration of Civil and Voting Rights to Over 5,100 Virginians

McAullifToday Governor McAuliffe announced that Virginia has restored the civil and voting rights of over 5,100 ex-offenders, more than any other governor has done in just one year. Additionally, the governor announced major changes to the restoration of rights application process for offenders of more serious crimes, including shortening the application from 13 pages to just one page and removing burdensome requirements such as notarization and letters to the governor. Continue reading