Government & Politics http://wvtf.org en Gillespie, Warner, and Small Fish at the 66th Annual Shad Planking http://wvtf.org/post/gillespie-warner-and-small-fish-66th-annual-shad-planking <p>It’s a six decades-old Virginia rite of passage for aspiring statewide officeholders to attend the annual Shad Planking political event in Wakefield.&nbsp; While all contenders were not invited to speak at this year's gathering, those who are vying for U.S. Senator Mark Warner's seat were not intimidated by his keynote address—especially his presumptive Republican rival, Ed Gillespie.</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:20:50 +0000 Tommie McNeil 20139 at http://wvtf.org Gillespie, Warner, and Small Fish at the 66th Annual Shad Planking The Sarvis for Senate Campaign http://wvtf.org/post/sarvis-senate-campaign <p>While he didn't win the Virginia gubernatorial race last year, Libertarian Robert Sarvis pulled more than 6% of the vote—which is impressive for a third-party candidate--and enough for some to argue that he siphoned votes away from former Virginia GOP Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli.<br /><br />Now, fresh off that campaign, Sarvis is really trying to pull an upset and win the U.S. Senate seat held by Democrat Mark Warner.</p><p><br />&nbsp;</p><p></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:54:07 +0000 Tommie McNeil 20117 at http://wvtf.org The Sarvis for Senate Campaign Virginia Clean Cities Representatives Talk Natural Gas at Expo http://wvtf.org/post/virginia-clean-cities-representatives-talk-natural-gas-expo <div><p></p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:40:55 +0000 Anne Marie Morgan 20039 at http://wvtf.org Virginia Clean Cities Representatives Talk Natural Gas at Expo Cantor Agrees - Government could Help Foster Innovation in Start-Ups http://wvtf.org/post/cantor-agrees-government-could-help-foster-innovation-start-ups <div>Government needs to foster a climate of creativity and technological innovation so that entrepreneurial ideas and start-ups can flourish. That’s the conclusion of U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, who met Monday with members of a Richmond start-up and tech community that promotes creativity and collaboration. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:45:50 +0000 Anne Marie Morgan 19989 at http://wvtf.org Cantor Agrees - Government could Help Foster Innovation in Start-Ups VaNews for 04.14.14 http://wvtf.org/post/vanews-041414 <p></p><p>In spite of a ruling against it, some Virginia police departments are still using license plate cameras that could allow them to track your car as you travel...and a Second Amendment advocacy group has taken exception to a letter written by a Chesterfield County high school principal.</p><p>Those have been among the most read stories this past week at the Virginia Public Access Project's&nbsp;<a href="http://www.vpap.org/vanews"> VaNews link</a> on <a href="http://www.vpap.org">vpap.org. </a></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:59:49 +0000 Connie Stevens 19949 at http://wvtf.org VaNews for 04.14.14