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Governor McAuliffe Rails on Trump Budget, Calls Chesapeake Bay Cuts the 'Dumbest'

Virginia’s lawmakers will be in Richmond next week to put the final touches on the state’s budget. As Mallory Noe-Payne reports, there are some last minute disagreements on money between Republicans and Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe.

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Mapping Potential Medicaid Expansion

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Throughout Virginia, 400,000 people who live in poverty or with disabilities stand to benefit it Medicaid is expanded. Where are they? Michael Pope is mapping the geography of Virginia’s hottest political debate.

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New Census numbers show an alarming trend in Virginia. More people are leaving the commonwealth to go to other states than people are arriving here from other states. As Michael Pope reports, it’s a phenomenon known as outmigration.

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New stats released this week give us a better picture of child poverty in Virginia, and they show a familiar divide. But as Michael Pope reports, the numbers also show widespread child poverty even within wealthy parts of the Commonwealth.

Rise in Cyber Crimes Could Affect Your Tax Return

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Tax season this year might come with added complications, that’s because of a rise in fraudulent tax returns. Mallory Noe-Payne reports on the connection between your money, and cyber security.



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At this time of year, many homeowners are planning gardens. In Charlottesville more than two dozen people are going big – raising money and dreaming of a botanical garden that will cover more than 8 acres near the downtown mall.  Sandy Hausman has details.

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President Trump is calling to increase defense spending by $54 billion, which could mean a big boost for Virginia’s economy. But, Matt Laslo reports from Washington that not all of the state’s lawmakers are on board.

Michelle Taylor is 26 years old and keenly interested in the past.

The research associate at Virginia Commonwealth University is taking part in a program to reconstruct the grounds of Montpelier, the former estate of President James Madison, in Virginia. Taylor also has a personal connection to one of the slaves Madison owned, which makes her work rebuilding slave cabins especially meaningful to her.


Virginia’s gubernatorial race is heating up with just over two months to go until the election to decide party nominees.

Governor McAuliffe Approves Airbnb Regulation Bill

Mar 28, 2017
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Virginia’s Republican lawmakers and Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe have finally reached a middle ground on how to handle one part of the new disruptive economy. As Michael Pope reports, local governments across Virginia are about to start cracking down on Airbnb.

Virginia Governor Renews Push to Expand Medicaid

Mar 28, 2017
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After Congress’ failure last week to pass an overhaul of healthcare, it looks like the Affordable Care Act will remain the law of the land. For Virginia, that means Governor Terry McAuliffe is taking the opportunity to revive his long-standing push to expand Medicaid coverage in the state.


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