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.


Government & Politics
7:21 am
Mon September 23, 2013

Warner Honors the Past and Worries About the Future

U.S. Senator Mark Warner says Congress could learn a thing or two from Phyllis Galanti, the wife of former Vietnam War POW Paul Galanti. She was honored Friday during a Virginia War Memorial ceremony … where she spoke about how she remained steadfast in her resolve while her husband was gone for seven-and-a-half years. Warner weighed in on the latest dust-up in Washington.



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A Tight Race?
7:40 am
Thu September 19, 2013

Gubernatorial Race May Be Tighter Than You Think

Some political pundits say Democrat Terry McAuliffe has all but won the Virginia Governor's race, but a new Quinnipiac University Poll says Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli should not be counted out of the race yet.  In fact, it's a statistical dead heat between the two.

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Health & Medicine
4:30 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Doctor Shortage in Virginia

As the demand for health care services is set to expand under the federal Affordable Care Act, a new report suggests that Virginia is in short supply of those doctors needed to handle the influx of patients.

The need for primary care and family practice doctors will be especially great.  The state's Joint Commission on Health Care is looking for solutions. 

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Science & Technology
4:30 am
Mon September 16, 2013

Information Technology: Securing Privacy

State lawmakers have been learning more about how the Virginia Information Technologies Agency protects and oversees the Commonwealth's most sensitive databases.  

They're finding out that while Medicaid expansion is supposed to help benefit those who need services, the state might not be prepared for the influx of data the expansion would bring with it.

Chief Information Officer Sam Nixon tells the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission that potential vulnerabilities always exist within the system.

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VA Tech Shootings
6:28 am
Fri September 13, 2013

VA Tech Victim Families Still Seeking Closure

Credit Virginia Tech

Thirty-two sets of families are still dealing with the losses they experienced six years ago due to the Virginia Tech shootings.  And while they have tried to heal in their own ways, two still believe there's an injustice that must be righted. It's why they appeared at the Virginia Supreme Court, where they also heard state attorneys argue why a ruling holding Tech responsible for the massacre should be overturned.

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