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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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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Medicaid Expansion
7:41 am
Wed October 16, 2013

VA Medicaid Expansion Still a Hot Issue

A packed room full of almost evenly divided speakers gave Virginia lawmakers an earful over how they should proceed with potentially expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. With more than 160 people signed up to speak at three minutes each, members of the Medicaid Innovation and Reform Commission will have much to consider before they make final recommendations.

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Latino Education
7:14 am
Fri October 11, 2013

Latino Population Striving for a Better Education

Virginia's Latino population is growing rapidly as it is in the rest of the nation. But some believe that while there’s a lot of talk of building a better future through education, there’s very little action that translates into real results-especially for the Latino community.

That’s why some of the most influential educators and business leaders have gathered in Richmond for a two-day “Hispanic Workforce through Higher Education” Conference. . .

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Law & Crime
6:04 am
Thu October 10, 2013

Crisis Teams Benefit from Medicaid Fraud Settlement

A portion of Virginia's share of a 115-million-dollar Medicaid fraud settlement with Abbott Labs has been divided up among local law enforcement agencies across the Commonwealth. The 4.2 million dollars in funds were presented to local sheriffs and police chiefs Wednesday in Richmond. The funds will support Crisis Intervention Team training to improve the ability to help people with mental health problems.  

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