Terry McAuliffe

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe was among those being considered by Hillary Clinton to be her running mate.

McAuliffe was among nearly 40 elected officials, military leaders and corporate CEOs considered in the spring for the vice presidential nominee by the Clinton campaign. The list was included among hacked emails from Clinton's campaign chairman disclosed by WikiLeaks.

McAuliffe is a friend of Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton. Clinton ultimately chose Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, who was also on the list.


VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - For some neighborhoods in Virginia Beach, the long recovery from flooding caused by Hurricane Matthew is just beginning.

On Saturday, emergency management crews and other officials toured several communities where homes were damaged.

Virginia Beach emergency manager Erin Sutton says the teams saw more than 600 homes, and about 100 sustained major damage. Some had more than a foot of water inside. Many homeowners whose property was damaged did not have flood insurance.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is announcing a series of budget measures that includes canceling pay raises, trimming the state's payroll, and using the state's rainy day fund.

McAuliffe announced the measures Thursday at the Capitol, adding that he'd had to make difficult decisions and there may me more to come.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A Republican state delegate wants Virginia's head elections official replaced ahead of Election Day.

Del. Tim Hugo said at a Capitol hearing Thursday that Virginia Department of Elections Commissioner Edgardo Cortes isn't up for the job and his department is letting down the state's local officials who run elections.

Hugo's comments came after several county election registrars complained about the state's shoddy I.T. infrastructure and officials in Cortes' office being unresponsive to their requests for help.


RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Gov. Terry McAuliffe is challenging state employees to raise $4.3 million during their annual Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign.

McAuliffe kicked off the campaign this week and set a goal that's 5 percent higher than the $4.1 million donated by state employees last year.

State employees have donated nearly $47 million to more than 1,000 charities since the campaign began in 1997.

Donations have helped children, veterans and people without permanent housing as well as groups that do things like cancer research and land conservation.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is expected to announce actions to close a state budget shortfall.

The governor is set to make an announcement Thursday at Capitol Square.

McAuliffe announced a $1.5 billion budget shortfall in August, which has threatened planned raises for state employees and required state agency heads to come up with proposals for cutting their budgets by 5 percent.

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The 2nd Annual Capital Region Business Forum is taking place in the nation's capital, where the governors of Maryland and Virginia will gather to talk about economic issues.

It's taking place in Washington on Wednesday.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan will join Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser to discuss economic issues impacting the Mid-Atlantic.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Gov. Terry McAuliffe has declared a state of emergency to ensure Virginia agencies can help the states bearing the brunt of Hurricane Matthew.
Forecasters say Virginia will be spared the worst of the storm that scraped Florida's Atlantic coast early Friday. Virginia could still see some heavy rain from the Hurricane and experience flooding in coastal areas.


RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Twenty-three environmental activists are facing misdemeanor trespassing charges after holding a protest outside Gov. Terry McAuliffe's mansion.

The activists were on the final day of a three-day protest calling on McAuliffe to oppose proposed natural gas pipelines and push for stricter state requirements related to disposing coal waste byproduct.

They were cited with trespassing Wednesday after blocking the gate to the governor's mansion. 

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WASHINGTON (AP) - A Virginia death row inmate convicted of hiring another man to kill his ex-girlfriend is planning to ask Gov. Terry McAuliffe to halt his execution.

The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to hear Ivan Teleguz's appeal.

Attorney Michael Williams said in an email that Teleguz will now ask the Democratic governor for clemency. Williams said McAuliffe will decide "whether to prevent the Commonwealth from executing an innocent man."

A McAuliffe spokesman didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.


RICHMOND, Va. (AP)- In the span of a year, the cost for the state of Virginia to obtain lethal injection drugs has leapt from about $525 per execution to $16,500.
The price rose after the General Assembly passed a law allowing the state to buy execution drugs from compounding pharmacies whose identities are secret.

The law, which took effect July 1, was passed after lawmakers feared executions in the state would grind to a halt as pharmaceutical companies stopped participating in the death penalty nationwide.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Environmental activists are set to start a three-day protest outside Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's office.

Activists plan a Monday news conference to call on McAuliffe to oppose proposed natural gas pipelines and push for stricter state requirements related to disposing coal waste byproduct.

The activists will then have a three day picket line outside the governor's office.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe says he's restored voting and other civil rights to more than 60,000 felons since taking office.

The Democratic governor made the comments Wednesday during an interview WTOP radio.

That means McAuliffe has restored voting rights to about 42,000 felons since the Virginia Supreme Court ruled in July that his blanket restoration of rights to more than 200,000 felons was unconstitutional.

McAuliffe began restoring rights again under a new process after the court ruling.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia officials say roughly 91 percent of high school students in the state who started ninth grade in 2012 earned their diploma in four years.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe says 91.3 percent of the roughly 95,000 students in the class of 2016 received a diploma. That's up from 90.5 percent of students who graduated on time in 2015.

McAuliffe's office says more than half of the students that graduated this year received the state's more rigorous diploma.

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DANVILLE, Va. (AP) - A Danville brewery is set to receive more than $180,000 in state and local funds.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe's office announced Tuesday that Ballad Brewing will receive a $90,000 grant from the Virginia Tourism Growth Fund, and matching funds from the city.

The governor has been active in luring craft breweries to Virginia. California-based Stone Brewing Co. and Oregon-based Deschutes Brewery have both selected Virginia as their East Coast homes during the McAuliffe administration.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Gov. Terry McAuliffe is giving schools extra money to help support year-round and extended-year school programs.
The governor's office announced Wednesday that McAuliffe has awarded more than $7.7 million to 66 schools.
The General Assembly created the Extended School Year Grant Program after a legislative commission found that students in struggling schools do better with longer school years.
McAuliffe said the grant distributions would help narrow the achievement gap between richer and poorer school districts.


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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Gov. Terry McAuliffe says Virginia students received 5 million more school breakfasts during the 2015-2016 school year than they did the year before.

The Democratic governor says schools that received state funding for school breakfast programs experienced a 13.6 percent increase in participation on average.

His administration secured $537,000 during the 2015 legislative session to help 244 schools serve breakfasts. Another $2 million in funding was approved during the 2016 session.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia is set to receive $9.5 million in federal grants to help improve water and sewer infrastructure as well as housing rehabilitation and other projects.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe's office recently announced that 13 projects around the state will receive federal funds through the Community Development Block Grant program.

The projects include road projects and downtown revitalization programs.

The largest grant, of $1.4 million, is for a water supply project in the town of Pocahontas.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia's Senate Majority Leader says he will introduce a constitutional amendment to automatically restore voting rights for some felons, and set new barriers for others.

Republican Thomas K. Norment's announcement Thursday is the latest salvo fired in the battle between the GOP and Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe over restoring voting rights for felons.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that Norment's proposal would automatically restore voting rights for some non-violent felons. It would also permanently bar violent felons from voting.


RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is asking his administration's agency heads to suggest where to cut state spending to help bridge an estimated $1.5 billion budget gap.

The Virginian-Pilot reports that McAuliffe's chief of staff, Paul Reagan, sent a memo to agency heads asking them to submit proposal of how to cut spending by 5 percent.

The proposals are due Sept. 20.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Republicans are trying to block Gov. Terry McAuliffe's latest effort to restore voting rights to thousands of felons who've completed their sentences.

Top Republican lawmakers say in a contempt motion filed Wednesday that McAuliffe is violating the Virginia Supreme Court's order that he restore the rights on a case-by-case basis.

The court in July invalidated McAuliffe's sweeping executive order to restore the rights of more than 200,000 felons who completed their sentences.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Several gun rights advocates are criticizing Gov. Terry McAuliffe's move to ban concealed handguns in state-owned office buildings.

Advocates a public hearing Wednesday in Richmond said the governor's executive order is making the state less safe and more vulnerable to a mass shooting.

McAuliffe issued an executive order last year banning the open carry and concealed carry of guns in most state-owned office buildings, saying the move was necessary to prevent gun-related violence.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The nearly 13,000 Virginia felons whose voting rights were restored, stripped, then restored again are more likely to live in areas that voted for Democrats than Republicans.

Data from the Virginia Public Access Project showed that nearly one-third of the felons with restored voting rights live in a precinct where President Barack Obama received more than 75 percent of the vote in 2012.

Less than 2 percent of the felons live in a precinct where 2012 GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney received three-quarters of the vote.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has again restored the voting rights of about 13,000 felons after his previous attempt was blocked by the state's Supreme Court.

McAuliffe's announcement Monday came nearly a month after the court ruled that governors cannot restore rights en masse, but must handle them on a case-by-case basis. That ruling invalidated a previous executive order that had restored the voting rights of more than 200,000 felons who had completed their sentences.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A major brewery is set for a $60 million expansion in Rockingham County.

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced last week that MillerCoors will spend the money expanding its Shenandoah brewery, which serves markets in the Northeast.

MillerCoors will receive a $500,000 grant and be eligible for other incentives for the expansion, which should add 27 new jobs.


RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe says a new 20-megawatt solar facility will be built in Northampton County.

The Democratic governor says once the utility-scale facility in Cape Charles is completed, it will produce enough energy to power more than 3,000 homes in the area.

The governor's office says Hecate Energy LLC received a permit for the 185-acre "Cherrydale Project" on Wednesday.

McAuliffe, who has pushed for investments in renewable energy to cut carbon emissions, says the project is a "significant step forward for the Eastern Shore."

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Were four conservative justices "scared" to side against Republican leaders in the court's recent opinion on felon voting rights? Gov. Terry McAuliffe thinks so.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that McAuliffe blasted last month's 4-3 Supreme Court of Virginia ruling Monday during an appearance on a WIQO-FM radio show.

The court ruled the governor overstepped his authority when he restored the voting rights of 13,000 felons who had been stripped from the voter rolls.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe says he will host his first ever summit for African-American business owners.

McAuliffe said the event, scheduled for Aug. 30 at Virginia Union University, will allow his administration to learn more about issues facing black-owned businesses.

The Democratic governor has tried to make it easier for African American-owned as well as other minority owned businesses to win state contracts.


RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's administration has released the names of the roughly 13,000 felons recently stripped from the state's voter rolls.

The Virginia Department of Elections recently cancelled their registrations after the state Supreme Court ruled that McAuliffe overstepped his authority when he restored their voting rights.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A tech company will expand its headquarters in Northern Virginia and create 368 new jobs.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Wednesday that Applied Predictive Technologies is expanding its headquarters in Arlington County.

McAuliffe's office said Virginia beat out North Carolina and Washington, D.C., for the project.

The state will give APT, which makes software that helps analyze large amounts of data and whose clients include Walmart, Starbucks and other major companies, a $1.75 million grant.