Government & Politics

Government & Politics
5:10 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Lawmakers React to Phone Records Review

Virginia lawmakers are having mixed reactions to reports that the Obama Administration potentially tracked phone records of tens of millions of Americans.

Politicians aren’t a shy group. But after reports came out that the National Security Agency has access to the phone records of Verizon’s more than one hundred million customers, many lawmakers became uncharacteristically close lipped.

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Virginia Medicaid Fraud Settlement
8:39 am
Thu June 6, 2013

IRS Releases Medicaid Fraud Settlement Money

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The IRS has agreed to release 115 million dollars in Medicaid fraud settlement money to the Commonwealth just hours after Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli accused the agency of holding out on the 125 million owed to the state.

This comes at a time when the IRS is under scrutiny for its spending and other questionable practices, but the Attorney General says that's just a coincidence. And as Virginia Public Radio’s Tommie McNeil reports, after months of trying to get the agency to ante up, he spoke about the problem through the media in the hope of getting a response. 

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Medicaid Fraud Settlement
4:34 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

AG Wants IRS to Release Settlement Money

Virginia's Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is accusing the IRS of refusing to release $125-million  in settlement funds to Virginia.  It comes at a time when the IRS is under scrutiny for its spending and other questionable practices, but the Attorney General says that's just a coincidence.

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June 11 Democratic Primary
10:48 am
Wed June 5, 2013

Democrats in Running for AG Office

With only a week left before the statewide Democratic primary, many Virginia voters are now taking a closer look at the candidates. 

The two Democrats vying for Attorney General both want to make sure that the office is not politicized, protect reproductive rights, and help implement the federal Affordable Care Act in the Commonwealth.

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VA Lt. Governor's Race
7:18 am
Tue June 4, 2013

Last Minute Push Before Democratic Primary

Ralph Northam (left) and Aneesh Chopra

The day of the statewide Democratic primary is quickly approaching, and the candidates are spending the final campaign week working to mobilize voters in the little-publicized election. 

The two Democrats running for Lieutenant Governor want to expand Medicaid, curb gun violence through a ban on assault weapons, and promote economic development.  Virginia Public Radio’s Anne Marie Morgan gives us a final look at both men who hope to preside over the state Senate:  Ralph Northam and Aneesh Chopra.

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