Government & Politics

Issues at the Polls
4:38 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Election Day Hotline

The ACLU of Virginia has once again set up an election day hotline for voters who experience problems at the polls.

The organization will also respond to questions and provide information to voters should they need to cast a provisional ballot or if their votes are being challenged for some reason. 

The state ACLU says it’s also prepared to advocate on behalf of voters whose rights have been abridged.

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Government & Politics
6:45 am
Mon November 4, 2013

Alliance Hoping to Address Immigrant Tax Issues

There is mounting pressure on Congress to address the issue of immigration reform.  And as lawmakers are asked to relax the criteria for allowing undocumented immigrants to live, work, and achieve U.S. citizenship, an alliance has been formed between advocates and tax preparers. The tax experts are not only dispelling the rumors about immigrants NOT paying taxes, but they're also trying to help them establish a stronger foothold in the economy.

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Government & Politics
6:31 am
Mon November 4, 2013

VaNews for 11.4.13

The non-luxuries of travel for Virginia gubernatorial candidates and a ghost in the executive mansion drew plenty of attention over the past week. 

Those are among the most clicked stories in recent days at the Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews link on vpap.org.

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Government & Politics
5:43 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Website Woes Continue for Health Insurance Exchange

While some Democratic members of Congress have criticized the unsuccessful rollout of the federal health insurance exchange website, others disagree.

Calls to delay some of the requirements of the Affordable Act Care escalated when Democratic New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen wrote an open letter to President Obama after the website’s problems emerged.

But several members of Virginia's congressional delegation say they are too quick to ask for a delay in its implementation.

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The Problem with Polls
4:32 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Who Will Vote November 5th?

Dr. Bob Holsworth

A week after a Quinnipiac poll had Democrat Terry McAuliffe with a seven-point lead over his Republican rival Ken Cuccinelli in the Virginia governor's race, the poll now says McAuliffe's lead has dwindled by three points. 

Some other polls suggest that the Democrat still has a significant lead over the Republican-with additional surveys saying that his lead is growing.  But one veteran political expert says the variation has a lot to do with who comes out to vote on election day.

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