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“Terry McAuliffe proposes … increasing the current limit on investment tax credits for commercialization. The current limit of $5 million dollars … should be increased by an amount between $1 million to $2.5 million depending on budget conditions, with the increase specifically targeted to biotechnology and biomedical companies.”
Establish a “task force to reduce administrative and non-instructional workload for teachers. By reducing the time teachers spend on doing something other than teaching or preparing to teach, we increase the time they spend focused on education."
“I pledge to preserve at least 400,000 acres of open space over the next four years."
"I will make it a priority to ensure that the millions of dollars in gas royalties currently sitting in escrow are paid out to the landowners who are owed that money."
“As governor, I'm going to push for universal background checks for everyone."
"Terry will have a full-time staff member dedicated to creating automatic trade and professional certifications for returning veterans.
“As governor, I'm going to get right down and start to work to make sure I stop it, so no more of these women's health centers shut down in Virginia. You have my word on that.
“We must have a strong system of student achievement and teacher evaluation. Unfortunately our current system isn’t working for parents, students, or teachers. The current Standards of Learning tests have created an environment with an over-emphasis on drilling students to take one-time, multiple-choice tests."
"I will not sign a budget in Virginia unless the Medicaid expansion is included in the budget."
Upon taking office, Terry McAuliffe will sign an executive order declaring “all registered lobbyists, principals who have retained registered lobbyists, or all those having business before the Commonwealth or involvement in active procurement will be banned from making any gifts to the Governor, the Governor’s spouse, and any children still residing in the household (excluding informational materials or other items under $50 in value that would assist these officials or their staff in the performance of their duties).”
McDonnell's plan for higher education includes "100,000 additional Associates and Bachelors' Degrees over the next 15 years."
"The McDonnell administration will expand loan forgiveness and scholarship programs for health care professionals with an emphasis on placing health care professionals in rural areas."
"Bob McDonnell will improve the budget system by implementing a budget process that rewards effective programs and allocates future spending based upon that effectiveness."
"Bob McDonnell will have legislation introduced requiring all major executive branch boards and commissions to provide live streaming video on the Commonwealth's web site. Video files will be archived so that citizens can view them at their convenience."
"We will offer assistance to the new VCOM in Blacksburg and the Virginia Tech Carilon School of Medicine in Roanoke, to train more doctors and nurses to practice in rural Virginia."