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.

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SCHEV Recommendations
4:41 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

Virginia's Higher Education Budget

Virginia’s colleges and universities may not get all—if any—of the funds they are requesting for news construction projects. 

But the State Council for Higher Education is recommending that lawmakers make maintenance a major priority in the new biennial budget.   The Council is also recommending continued funding of "Top Jobs 21"—a major education initiative started by Governor McDonnell.

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Rights Restoration
7:12 am
Mon October 28, 2013

McDonnell Addresses Issues at NAACP Convention

Credit netrightdaily.com

Governor McDonnell acknowledges that one of his signature campaign proposals was not a total success, but he is touting the progress that’s been made in restoring the rights of non-violent felons. The Governor told the state NAACP at its convention that while both leading gubernatorial candidates have pledged to continue this effort, it's not enough-and now civic leaders must push lawmakers to amend the state Constitution. 

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2013 Gubernatorial Election
4:26 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

October Quinnipiac Political Poll

Based on the latest Quinnipiac Poll, if the election for Virginia Governor were held today, Democrat Terry McAuliffe would beat Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli by a significant margin.

The spread itself isn't different from the last Quinnipiac poll.  But  the survey contained the revelation that if most supporters of Libertarian candidate Robert Sarvis changed their minds, the shift would not fall in Cuccinelli's favor.

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Economics & Economy
7:11 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Tobacco Settlement to Benefit Rural Virginia Communities

Credit www.history.org

It’s been difficult to attract business and provide more opportunities to some of the more economically distressed parts of Virginia, but there’s hope for those areas through the national tobacco settlement. Although the money is being applied to areas within the Commonwealth’s tobacco region, HOW it's being applied will directly impact surrounding areas and indirectly boost the state's economy.

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Environment
4:50 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

Governor's Conference on Energy

While energy providers are excited about the prospect of developing wind energy off Virginia's coast, many still believe that the state has a full complement of resources which are being underutilized or not used at all. 

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