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The five state agencies in the Administration secretariat manage the Commonwealth’s buildings and grounds, administer employee policies and benefits, oversee elections, safeguard human rights, work to improve manager-employee relations in state government, direct state funds to constitutional officers, and oversee the Commonwealth's information technology.

Mantle, a tribute to Virginia’s Indian tribes

April 17th, 2018 — Governor Ralph Northam today joined chiefs of Virginia's native tribes, the Virginia Indian Commemorative Commission, and the Virginia Capitol Foundation for a dedication ceremony for Mantle, a permanent tribute to Virginia’s Indian tribes erected on the grounds of Capitol Square. Mantle recognizes the lasting legacy and significance of American Indians in the Commonwealth.

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Governor Northam Vetoes Legislation That Excludes Criteria Essential to Ensuring Fair Electoral Maps
Governor Ralph Northam today vetoed House Bill 1598 and Senate Bill 106, which fall short of establishing sufficient criteria to ensure that electoral maps are drawn fairly.
Governor Northam Vetoes Legislation that Unnecessarily Interferes with Voter Registration Process
Governor Ralph Northam today vetoed House Bill 1144, which would place undue burdens on individuals or groups assisting applicants with voter registrations and could result in the applications of eligible voters being unnecessarily delayed or denied.
Governor Northam Announces SAIC to Open VITA Service Center in Dickenson County, Creating 40 New Information Technology Jobs
Governor Ralph Northam announced today that the Virginia Information Technologies Agency’s (VITA) contract with Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) will create approximately 40 information technology (IT) service desk jobs...
Governor Northam Vetoes Legislation Placing Unnecessary and Burdensome Requirements on Election Officials
Governor Ralph Northam today vetoed Senate Bill 834, which would impose unnecessary and duplicative processes on local election officials and could potentially marginalize registered voters.
Governor Northam Announces Administration Appointments
Governor Ralph Northam announced additional appointments to his Administration today.
Governor Northam Announces Launch of the 2019 Commemoration’s Virginia History Trails Mobile Application
Today, Governor Ralph Northam joined the 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution™ in announcing the launch of the Virginia History Trails mobile application.
Governor Northam Statement on the Passing of Virginia Tech President Emeritus Charles Steger
Governor Northam released the following statement on the death of Virginia Tech President Emeritus Dr. Charles W. Steger.
Governor Northam Designates May 6 – 12 as Virginia Public Service Week
Governor Ralph Northam has proclaimed the week of May 6 – 12, 2018 as Public Service Week in Virginia to celebrate the commitment and dedication of 713,000 individuals who serve the Commonwealth in federal, state and local jobs.
Governor Northam Announces Administration Appointments
Governor Ralph Northam announced additional appointments to his Administration today.
Governor Northam Announces Administration Appointments
Governor Ralph Northam announced additional appointments to his Administration today.
Governor Northam Announces Administration Appointments
Governor Ralph Northam announced additional appointments to his Administration today.
Governor Northam Announces Third Annual Virginia High School Student Voter Registration Week
Governor Northam today issued a proclamation to officially recognize April 22-28, 2018, as Virginia High School Student Voter Registration Week. During this week, high school students, teachers and administrators across the Commonwealth will be
Governor Northam Announces Administration Appointments
Governor Ralph Northam announced additional appointments to his Administration today.
Governor-Elect Ralph Northam Announces Administration Appointments
Governor-elect Ralph Northam today announced key appointments for senior leadership positions within his administration.

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