Anne Marie Morgan

Richmond Bureau Chief, Virginia Public Radio

Anne Marie Morgan whose reporting can regularly be heard on our Morning Edition and All Things Considered state and regional newscasts is one of the most experienced State Capitol broadcast journalists in Virginia.

In addition to providing content to Virginia Public Radio member stations, Anne Marie has also worked as an anchor and Capitol Reporter for the Virginia News Network.

She previously worked as State Capitol Reporter for WTVR-TV, WRIC-TV, and Virginia-PBS Television, where she hosted and co-produced a variety of television programs, including Capitol Views and Virginia Legislature: The Week. She also reported Virginia news for two national networks, USA Radio News and International Media Service News.

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Beginning July 1st
3:20 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

New Laws On the Books

A broad bipartisan and bicameral consensus at the General Assembly may not create sensational headlines—but such agreements do occur.  In Part One of our series on new state laws that take effect this week.

Lawmakers in both parties and Governor McAuliffe made it a priority to cut the number of SOL tests and revise their focus. Early grades will now focus more on reading and math tests. Delegate Tag Greason sponsored a law to limit assessments in third through eighth grades.

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Virginia Budget Woes
8:52 am
Wed June 25, 2014

VA Precedents Slowing Down Governor McAuliffe's Efforts

House Speaker Bill Howell

When House of Delegates Speaker Bill Howell ruled two of Governor McAuliffe’s line-item vetoes out of order Monday night, he cited the state Constitution and Virginia Supreme Court precedents for doing so. 

Those include a 1996 case where then—as now—one major dispute was over budget language about federal funds. 

 

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Tea Party Candidate Victory
11:23 am
Wed June 11, 2014

Cantor Defeated In Primary, Leaving Majority Leader Position

Credit J. Scott Applewhite/AP

A political bombshell hit Virginia as U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his re-election bid to a political newcomer, Randolph-Macon Economics Professor David Brat. 

Despite his huge campaign cash advantage, Cantor lost his 7th Congressional district Republican primary by a margin of 45% to 55% of the vote.

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VA Senator Phil Puckett Resigns
7:47 am
Tue June 10, 2014

A Change in Budget Negotiations Following Senator's Resignation

Credit www.businessinsider.com

The sudden resignation of Democratic State Senator Phil Puckett has created new dynamics in the three-month-long budget stalemate between the two chambers of the Virginia General Assembly.  The Senate now has 20 Republicans and 19 Democrats, and that could ultimately result in its re-organization with the GOP in charge. Lawmakers took part in active discussions regarding the next steps the Senate should take, and how to move the budget forward. 

    

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Barriers to Internet Access
4:21 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

EducationSuperHighway

Richmond, VA

 Average Internet access and connectivity costs in Virginia schools are more expensive than the national average, and now a nonprofit organization has chosen the Commonwealth for a free program that will discover why and propose cost-lowering options.   Governor McAuliffe has announced that the “EducationSuperHighway” will gather detailed information from all school divisions, analyze the data, and then provide technical assistance.  The governor emphasized that high-speed connectivity is now essential for both a 21st-century education and economy. 
  

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