On May 18th, Virginia Republicans will choose their party’s nominee for Attorney General at a statewide convention, and two veteran state lawmakers are vying for the job.
In the first installment of our election series, Virginia Public Radio’s Anne Marie Morgan introduces us to one of those contenders: the lawmaker elected to Thomas Jefferson’s seat in the General Assembly, Delegate Rob Bell.
Lawmakers in the region are divided over a measure to give more flexibility to the FAA while leaving strict spending requirements in place for other parts of the government.
Airport delays caused by the sequester may soon be a thing of the past. The legislation gives the FAA flexibility so air traffic controllers can get back to work.
Critics say those budget cuts only impact a small minority of the public, like business people and lawmakers themselves, while other parts of sequestration are hitting more vulnerable populations, like low income school children.
In the wake of the Boston bombings, many people have praised the work of police, who killed one suspect and arrested a second after conducting a door-to-door search in one part of the city, but here in Virginia a civil liberties watchdog is raising questions.
The head of the Rutherford Institute says Boston became a police state, and Americans abandoned their constitution.