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Governor Northam Orders Statewide Closure of Certain Non-Essential Businesses, K-12 Schools
Bans public gatherings of more than 10 people-This order goes into effect at 11:59 PM on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 and will remain in place until 11:59 PM on Thursday, April 23, 2020.
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Governor Northam Announces $6.5 Million Initiative to Improve Public Safety Communications Systems in Virginia
New dedicated funding will enable full implementation of integrated emergency radio system.

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced a $6.5 million initiative to improve emergency radio communications between local, state, and federal first responders. New dedicated funding in Virginia’s 2018–2020 biennial budget will support the full implementation of the Commonwealth Link to Interoperable Communications (COMLINC), a technology that allows radio systems to talk to one another during an emergency.
Governor Northam Awards $6 Million in New School Security Equipment Grants
RICHMOND: Governor Ralph Northam today awarded $6 million in School Security Equipment Grants to help protect students and teachers in 340 schools in 70 school divisions. The grants will pay for video monitoring systems, voice and video internal communications systems, mass notification systems, visitor-identification systems, access control systems, two-way radios, security vestibules, and other security upgrades.
Legislators Convened for the Hampton Roads Chamber's 2019 Legislative Reception
"This Chamber is unapologetically pro-business," said Bryan K. Stephens, President and CEO, Hampton Roads Chamber, as he delivered opening remarks to those in attendance. Stephens thanked the legislators for their hard work and all they do in representing constituents and citizens of Hampton Roads as well as the Commonwealth.
House Dems Give Teachers, Law Enforcement and State Workers a Raise
RICHMOND, VA -- House Democrats yesterday voted to pass a budget that included raises for teachers, law enforcement officers and state workers.
Hundreds Pack Cox High School for Gay-Straight Alliance Assembly
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (The Virginian-Pilot) -- On January 30, 2017, Cox High School's Auditorium filled up for an assembly organized by the school's Gay-Straight Alliance.
Delegate Joe Lindsey Supports Women's Rights
NORFOLK, VA -- On Saturday, January 21, 2017, Delegate Joe Lindsey spoke at the Women's Rally in Norfolk, Virginia. Here is a copy of his speech.
Lieutenant Governor Northam's Statement on Board of Health Decision to Roll Back Abortion Restrictions
RICHMOND – Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam released the following statement in response to the Virginia Board of Health's decision to roll back unconstitutional restrictions to women's health care services:
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