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[VIDEO] – Kenny for Occoquan Supervisor: Bridge to a Brighter Future

https://www.youtube.com/embed/6dDE0hcn_BY Three years ago, my mother passed away due to chronic homelessness and substance abuse. Despite being one of the strongest people in my life,...

Video: Tree-Clearing Operations Begin for Atlantic Coast Pipeline; “all of Dominion’s...

As usual, local activists and citizen journalists are far ahead of the corporate media in covering stuff like this -- great job by everyone...

A 5-year plan for economic growth: 10% solar and 50,000 new...

by Ivy Main, cross posted from Power for the People VA Source: The Solar Foundation A new analysis from the non-profit Solar Foundation shows Virginia could create 50,400...

Always faithful

Lots of people are familiar with the U.S. Marine Corps motto — “Semper Fi” — but few could actually define it. “Semper Fi,” or “always faithful,” is a...

The Many Lies of Ed Gillespie: Virginia Manufacturing Jobs Edition (This...

If you've watched Ed Gillespie for any length of time, you know he lies like an old carpet - very comfortably. He also lies...

While U.S. Leaders Were Worrying About Coal Jobs, Clean Energy Snatched...

by Ivy Main, cross posted from Power for the People VA Jobs in electric generation do not include fuel jobs, so for example, the coal...

Virginia House Dems Plans Focus on Jobs, Economic Opportunity

From the Virginia House Democratic Caucus... Bills will support jobs, raise wages and relieve student debt RICHMOND, Va. – As several Republicans held a press conference...

Good Jobs News Month After Month Utterly Refutes GOP’s Doom-and-Gloom Narrative...

You know how 2016 Republican presidential candidates are constantly talking about how America "doesn't win anymore" (Trump -- FALSE!); how we are supposedly seeing...

Massive Disconnect Between Right Wing’s “Apocalyptic World View” and Positive Economic...

I saw the following tweets from University of Michigan Economics Professor Justin Wolfers this morning, following the strong jobs numbers for February (following many,...

Video: Governor McAuliffe Kicks Off 2015

It was Creigh Deeds' event, but guest Terry McAuliffe ran with it, ringing out the first and in the second year as Virginia's 72nd Governor. McAuliffe made his first campaign stop of 2015 supporting his former gubernatorial rival and using the opportunity to tune up on this year's legislative agenda.

A year after taking office, the Governor took the opportunity to climb on the soapbox to emphasize the issues he ran on and report progress. He enumerated a number of issues, but jobs and healthcare were the bookends claiming substantial progress on one and frustration with the other. On jobs, he pointed out that the state faced strong headwinds, losing nine billion dollars in defense contacts the last three years; more than any other state in the country. So, he has set out re-purposing Virginia's economy to make it less reliant on the federal government. That is what he thinks about every single day.

Additional issues addressed:
  • Women's rights
  • Marriage equality
  • Responsible gun ownership
  • Mental/behavioral health
  • Reformed Standards of learning
  • Daycare centers
  • Restoration of rights
  • Building broadband

McAuliffe announced that there would be a booklet published today, the first anniversary of his inauguration, outlining accomplishments during his first year in office. Highlighting successes on jobs, he said his whole emphasis is on how to build that new economy. And in that effort he has become the most travelled governor in our nation's history. The results so far include 265 economic deals and $5.4 billion in direct investment; double what any governor has ever done on job creation.