Government & Politics

Star Scientific Controversy
10:34 am
Tue May 7, 2013

Political Fallout

Regardless of the legal outcome, the issues surrounding a former chef from the governor’s mansion and gifts from the CEO of a company called Star Scientific may take a political toll on the state’s top Republicans. 

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Part 4 of 4
2:41 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

Senator Mark Herring Running for Attorney General

More than six years into his career as a State Senator, Mark Herring believes it's now time to transition into a higher office—as Virginia’s next Attorney General. 

He's one of only two Democrats running for the office, which he says has been held too long by Republicans.  

In Part 4 of our election series, we talk with the Senator from Loudoun County, who’s seeking the Democratic nomination in the June 11th primary.

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Virginia Public Access Project
1:31 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

VaNews for 05.06.13

One method of paying for new roads in Virginia has hit a speed bump and a Hampton Roads man is in trouble for roughing up a city councilman’s car.

Those were two of the most clicked stories at the Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews link.

VaNews is a free public service of the Virginia Public Access Project and can be found at vpap.org.

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Government & Politics
12:29 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

Virginia Lawmakers on Immigration Debate

Virginia Republican Congressman Bob Goodlatte could play an outsized role in this year’s immigration debate.

At 844 pages, the bipartisan immigration reform bill in the Senate is one of those whoppers that’s easy to decry on the campaign trail. You won’t be seeing anything like that coming out of the House if Chairman Goodlatte has anything to say about it. He wants his Judiciary Committee to examine immigration one subsection at a time. He says speed isn’t his concern.

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Profile 3 of 4
4:39 pm
Fri May 3, 2013

Justin Fairfax Running for Attorney General

Justin Fairfax

On June 11th, ALL registered voters in the Commonwealth will be able to participate in a Democratic primary to choose the party’s candidates for Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General.

In Part 3 of our election series, Virginia Public Radio’s Tommie McNeil reports on a small business-owner and former federal prosecutor who is seeking the Democratic nomination for Attorney General:  Justin Fairfax.

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