Governor Northam tours the new concourse at Washington Reagan National Airport with American Airlines President Robert Isom, Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, and executive leadership from the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority on Friday, June 4. The event highlighted improvements to the travel experience as the National Capital Region reopens for business.
WEEK OF JUNE 4, 2021
Governor Northam Participates in Clean the Bay Day and Signs Executive Directive Aimed at Reducing Polluted Runoff from State Lands, Advancing Bay Restoration
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  • “Stormwater runoff is among the most harmful and challenging sources of pollution to the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries,” said Governor Northam. “Virginia has taken bold action to reduce nutrient and sediment pollution and we have made meaningful progress, but we must step up these efforts to achieve our clean water goals by 2025. As one of the largest landowners in the Bay watershed, this directive will ensure that the Commonwealth leads by example.”
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Governor Northam Ceremonially Signs Bills to Provide Paid Sick Leave to Home Health Workers, Prevent Gun Violence, and ‘Ban the Box’ on College Applications
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  • “No one should have to choose between their health and their job,” said Governor Northam. “This legislation will impact approximately 30,000 home health workers in Virginia and is an important first step toward comprehensive paid sick leave in our Commonwealth.”


  • “We made tremendous strides in passing commonsense gun safety laws last year, but we know the work must continue,” said Governor Northam. “Now, we are marking another step forward with this legislation that aligns Virginia with federal law, giving our law enforcement officers the tools to do something when they come across a domestic abuser with a gun.”


  • “For so many people, getting an education is the key to better life,” said Governor Northam. “But too often, asking if someone has ever been convicted of a crime on an application has been used to reject people from schools or jobs before they can ever get their foot in the door. We believe in second chances, and this bill puts that into action.”
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Governor Northam Urges Virginians to Prepare Now for Severe Tropical Weather as Early Predictions Indicate Active, Above-Normal 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season
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  • “Hurricanes and tropical storms can have devastating impacts on every part of our Commonwealth, not just coastal communities,” said Governor Northam. “As the 2021 hurricane season begins, now is the time for all Virginians to prepare for a potential storm by checking your insurance coverage, making an emergency plan, and having a disaster kit ready.”
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