Repost from Fox News.
Virginia’s newly sworn-in Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin signed 11 executive actions on his first day in office including ending the use of Critical Race Theory in schools, investigating officials’ alleged wrongdoing in Loudoun County, and allowing parents to decide if their children wear masks in schools.
Youngkin announced the list of executive actions in a news release after being sworn in as the commonwealth’s 74th governor, the first Republican elected since 2009, on Saturday in Richmond, Virginia.
The governor signed nine executive orders that address the following issues:
- To restore excellence in education by ending the use of divisive concepts, including Critical Race Theory, in public education.
- To empower Virginia parents in their children’s education and upbringing by allowing parents to make decisions on whether their child wears a mask in school.
- To restore integrity and confidence in the Parole Board of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
- To investigate wrongdoing in Loudoun County.
- To make government work for Virginians by creating the Commonwealth Chief Transformation Officer.
- To declare Virginia open for business.
- To combat and prevent human trafficking and provide support to survivors.
- To establish a commission to combat antisemitism.
- To withdraw from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).