As promised, Governor of Virginia Glenn Youngkin wasted no time delivering on some of his key policy promises; Youngkin signed 11 Executive Orders on his first day on the job.
“It’s Day One, and we are going to work just like we promised,” said Governor Youngkin. “The important steps we are taking today begins the work of restoring excellence in education, making our communities safer, opening Virginia for business and reinvigorating job growth, and making government work for the people, and not the other way around.”
“My Day One Game Plan also includes 59 pieces of legislation and a package of more than a dozen budget amendments I am working on with General Assembly leaders, including our efforts to double the standard deduction, eliminate the grocery tax, and end the tax on the first $40,000 in veteran retirement pay. It’s a new day in Virginia, but the work is only beginning.”
Youngkin was sworn in as Governor yesterday and shared the event on Twitter:
“Virginia, I am honored to serve you as the 74th Governor of this great Commonwealth. I will work every day to strengthen the spirit of Virginia, and renew the promise of our people.”
Virginia, I am honored to serve you as the 74th Governor of this great Commonwealth.
I will work every day to strengthen the spirit of Virginia, and renew the promise of our people. pic.twitter.com/tpPphIJtiw
— Glenn Youngkin (@GlennYoungkin) January 15, 2022