On May 18th, Virginia Republicans will choose their party’s nominee for Attorney General at a statewide convention, and two veteran state lawmakers are vying for the job.
In the first installment of our election series, Virginia Public Radio’s Anne Marie Morgan introduces us to one of those contenders: the lawmaker elected to Thomas Jefferson’s seat in the General Assembly, Delegate Rob Bell.
Virginia Republicans who voted for Governor McDonnells transportation bill are preparing to defend themselves against primary challengers who accuse them of supporting higher taxes...and an administrative skirmish in Chesterfield County has cost the circuit court clerk part of her staff.
Those were two of the most frequently read newspaper stories over the past week the Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews link.
A study by the George Mason University Mercatus Center ranks Virginia 8th among the 50 states in overall freedom.
Analysts examined a wide range of public policies and categories to create an index that measures both personal and economic freedoms.
The authors admit that views vary about what constitutes freedom, so they posted the raw data online to enable other analyses. Co-author and Assistant Professor of Political Science Jason Sorens is from the University of Buffalo. He ranks Virginia 6th in economic freedom.