Macker-Meter: Tracking the promises of Gov. Terry McAuliffe
PolitiFact Virginia has compiled promises that Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe made during the 2013 campaign and is tracking their progress on our Macker-Meter.
We rate their status as Not Yet Rated, In the Works or Stalled. Once we find action is completed, we rate them Promise Kept, Compromise or Promise Broken. (See our About the Macker-Meter page for details on our ratings.)
The report card at right provides an up-to-the-minute tally of all the promises.
Promises we’ve rated recently
Reform Standards of Learning tests
“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."
Update July 3rd, 2014:
Work is underway
Insist budgets include Medicaid expansion
"I will not sign a budget in Virginia unless the Medicaid expansion is included in the budget."
Update June 20th, 2014:
Will sign budget with no Medicaid expansion
Ban gifts for governor and family
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).”
Update January 17th, 2014:
Restrictions in place for a year
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