State Government

Primary Results
6:22 am
Wed June 12, 2013

VA Primary Election Results

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Less than three percent of registered voters cast ballots, but Virginia Democrats selected two state lawmakers as their nominees for lieutenant governor and attorney general in yesterday’s primary election. 

Most of the Republican and Democratic incumbents running in 11 House of Delegates districts won their parties’ nominations, although there were two surprising upsets.  Virginia Public Radio’s Anne Marie Morgan has more details.

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Government & Politics
5:10 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

Primary Day in Virginia

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Tuesday is primary election day, with two statewide offices and also 18 House of Delegates and local races on the ballot.  The statewide election is a high-stakes one, where voters will choose the Democratic nominees for lieutenant governor and attorney general.  But if history is any indicator, the candidates can expect a low voter turnout.

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Student Loan
8:14 am
Mon June 10, 2013

Virginia Lawmakers on the Student Loan Interest Rate

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Virginia's House Republicans say it’s up to the Senate to figure out how to keep student loan rates from doubling in July. Capitol Hill reporter Matt Laslo has the story…

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Landowners Dispute
7:11 am
Mon June 10, 2013

Cuccinelli vs. Southwest VA Landowners?

VA Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli

There’s a new controversy brewing - one that could mean trouble for Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli.  It involves a lawsuit on behalf of landowners in Southwestern Virginia.

They claim two energy companies failed to pay them royalties on methane gas wells.  One of those firms has given $100,000 to Cuccinelli’s campaign - and now a judge in the case says she’s shocked by e-mails from the attorney general’s office to those energy companies.   Sandy Hausman reports on the history of the case.

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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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