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"McAuliffe will work in a bipartisan way with the legislature and with stakeholders in both the business community and local government to find agreement on revenue-neutral solutions to give localities the option to reduce or eliminate the burdensome BPOL, Merchant's Capital tax, and Machinery and Tool tax."
"Terry will empower the chief jobs creation officer to be a single point of contact and authority for all incentive and business acquisition or growth activity."
"Terry McAuliffe proposes … creation of the Virginia Biotech Startup Program. Designed to supply critically needed startup funds to entrepreneurs, inventors, or scientists hoping to prepare an idea to attract private capital, this program would receive an initial capitalization of between 2.5 and 5 million dollars (depending on budget conditions) and would then be replenished as loans are repaid."
"Restoring the Standards of Quality and fully funding them. In recent years, economic hardship forced our leaders in Richmond to look for budget balancing strategies that led them to undermine the standards of quality, our curriculum, and standards for school services. It's time to restore those standards and make sure our schools have the tools they need to get the job done."
Women "make 78 cents for every $1 a man makes for the same job. When I'm governor, you work the same job, you’re going to get paid the same."
"I promise you that I will have the most diverse government in Virginia history. My cabinet will be diverse racially, but also as it relates to bipartisan."