State Government

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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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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