The Vice Chair of the State Board of Elections is asking whether a new state law expanding the Attorney General’s power to investigate election irregularities will create a conflict of interest this fall. Kimberly Bowers, who is the Democratic appointee to the Board, raised the issue as the members held a meeting in Richmond. This year’s campaign season will be the first test of the new law.
If voters can wade through the scandals facing Democratic gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe and his GOP rival, Ken Cuccinelli, they'll find substantive events where both candidates present ideas for the Commonwealth’s future.
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation has released the results of a poll showing strong support for clean-up efforts and little desire for delay.
With the governor’s race in full swing, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation decided to survey likely Virginia voters – to see what they want from candidates. Pollsters found more than 90 percent support the Commonwealth’s plan to restore the Chesapeake Bay.
State Republicans are responding to a call by one of their own for a special session on ethics reform in light of the scandals now plaguing both the Governor's office and the gubernatorial campaign.
Governor McDonnell had already declined the request by Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli to call a special session. Now House GOP leaders say they also prefer to wait until January’s regular session to take up ethics reform.
Students with Disabilities went to the state capitol today to let lawmakers know that they are often under-represented and misunderstood. It’s all part of the Youth Leadership Forum, sponsored by the State Board for People with Disabilities. It’s program encouraging young people with disabilities to embrace leadership.