- Associated Press - Monday, March 21, 2016

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Gov. Terry McAuliffe and First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe are celebrating the installation of a wheelchair ramp outside the Executive Mansion.

The governor and first lady are holding a ribbon cutting ceremony for the ramp on Monday.

Before the new ramp, people with physical disabilities had to enter through the basement and take an elevator up to the main floor of the Richmond mansion.

The plan for the ramp drew criticism last year from former first lady Roxane Gilmore, who said it was unnecessary and could mar the building’s historic character.

McAuliffe said last year that it would ensure that everyone who visits the mansion will “receive a gracious and respectful welcome regardless of their physical limitations.”

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