Tommie McNeil

Reporter, Richmond Bureau

Tommie McNeil is a State Capitol reporter who has been covering Virginia and Virginia politics for more than a decade. He originally hails from Maryland, and also doubles as the evening anchor for 1140 WRVA in Richmond.


License Plate Readers
5:50 am
Mon May 4, 2015

Lawmakers Continue Debating Privacy Issues

Government surveillance and data collection are some of the privacy issues still being debated well after the 2015 General Assembly session has ended.  It's because Governor McAuliffe has taken action following the Reconvened Session--by signing one bill limiting the use of drones, but vetoing another that would restrict how much and how long data can be retained by law enforcement.

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Peak Travel & Tourism Season
5:59 am
Fri May 1, 2015

Business Appreciation Month


Governor McAuliffe has kicked off Business Appreciation Month with a dedication to some of Virginia's oldest businesses. He says during the month of May, he will make a series of economic development announcements that highlight his efforts to bring more jobs to the Commonwealth.

But one official explains that companies without the traditional "corporate” profile will also feature interesting events to look forward to throughout the rest of the year.

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Health & Medicine
5:10 am
Thu April 30, 2015

Say It Out Loud

One in five teens suffers from mental illness, but many don’t want to discuss their struggles, making diagnosis more difficult. That’s the impetus for the National Alliance on Mental Illness Say it Out Loud campaign…to get young people talking.

Click here for more information on the campaign.

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20th Anniversary
6:39 am
Mon April 27, 2015

Crime Victims' Bill of Rights

As advocates mark National Crime Victims Week, in Virginia they're marking the 20th anniversary of the state’s very own Crime Victims' Bill of Rights.  But experts say those provisions, said to have given sufferers more rights with teeth, are also more relevant now as the state deals with proposals to address campus sexual assaults. 

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Wind Energy
7:45 am
Fri April 24, 2015

Offshore Wind Turbine Project Faces Challenges

Virginia’s energy-providers would still like to see a large-scale commercial offshore wind turbine project off the state's coast by the year 2020, but getting there is challenging—at best.  Bids to build two pilot turbines are astronomical right now, and the Authority tasked to keep the project's momentum going is looking for ways to significantly lower costs. 

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