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.
Praises, tears, accolades, and stories of lives renewed are par for the course in a church setting.
But although the venue was a church in Richmond, the occasion was the long-awaited restoration of rights for three Virginians who are among the thousands who have— and will have—their rights restored by Governor McAuliffe.
Although the process is still not automatic, the governor has made it simpler.
The Commonwealth’s Attorney General has some advice for Virginians who plan to do lots of holiday shopping—especially over the Internet and with a credit or debit card. He says scammers love this time of year--and therefore, it's up to you to be extra vigilant.
First, Attorney General Mark Herring says you should closely monitor all of your credit card and banking statements.
Under many rental agreements, tenants sign off on a provision that allows housing managers and staff to enter a home to address concerns or inspect the premises. Now state lawmakers are weighing whether such agreements should be extended to homes that are actually OWNED by tenants-- who are leasing a lot.
It's back to the drawing board for a slightly revamped State Board of Health, which now has new political appointees. The Board has decided to study and amend abortion clinic regulations that have only been in effect since last year. The regulations’ defenders say the inspections have uncovered unsafe conditions, while abortion-rights advocates say the rules may force clinics to close.