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2018 has been a very good year economically for Virginia, according to Old Dominion University’s annual State of the Commonwealth report. Nick Gilmore has details.
For the last 60 years, trying to move from the attorney general’s office to the governor’s mansion has usually meant stepping down — resigning from one office to focus on being elected to the other. Michael Pope has this look at the reasons why.
182,000 people are about to get health insurance now that Virginia is finally expanding Medicaid. And, they will not have to meet the work requirement to get those benefits. At least not yet. Michael Pope reports.
The influence of corporate money has long been a staple of American politics. But now a new political trend is emerging in Virginia to resist campaign contributions from major corporations. Michael Pope reports.
Virginia’s Democratic Governor and Republican lawmakers may be headed for a tax showdown this upcoming legislative session. The question at hand is what to do with new revenues created by the Trump administration’s tax cuts. Mallory Noe-Payne has details.
Leaders in Washington may be heading toward yet another government shutdown, although Virginia’s two senators are hopeful Congress can avoid brinkmanship. Michael Pope reports.
Democrats and Republicans in Congress may be deadlocked over a potential government shutdown and funding a wall on the southern border. But, they’re also coming together to pass significant bipartisan legislation at the end of the year. Michael Pope reports.
Gender disparity in employment and salaries is well established. But there is another aspect of the gender gap that has not received as much attention. Michael Pope reports.
Governor Ralph Northam is proposing a five-percent pay raise for teachers. It’s just one among a list of education priorities the Governor will present to lawmakers next week. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
School divisions across Virginia are in the midst of a transformation, one that may have profound consequences for transgender students. Michael Pope reports.
Lawmakers are about to assemble in Richmond for the next session of the General Assembly. But, as Michael Pope reports, many of them are already thinking ahead to the next election.
A new start-up in Richmond is looking to fill a gap – insurance for adventurers. Nick Gilmore reports.
Gun control is expected to be a major flashpoint in the upcoming session of the Virginia General Assembly, and lawmakers are preparing a long list of potential new laws. Michael Pope reports on one measure in the works.
Child abuse investigations are at the center of one bill that’ll be considered next month in Richmond. Michael Pope reports.
Virginia’s attorney general is hoping members of the General Assembly will give his office new authority to go after hate crimes. Michael Pope reports.
Men outnumber women in Virginia until they reach their mid-thirties. After that, women outnumber men until very late in life. Michael Pope reports on the gender gap at the end of life.
How healthy is Virginia’s economy? The answer to that question might just depend on how you vote. Michael Pope reports.
Have you noticed there are fewer Stink Bugs around this year? Robbie Harris reports on why that it is and what we might expect going forward.
The recession ended a decade ago. But in some ways, Virginia’s housing industry is just now starting to recover. Michael Pope reports.
It’s been a decade since the subprime mortgage crisis tanked the global economy. Now, there’s another potential bubble about to burst. Michael Pope reports.
The holiday shopping season is now officially upon us. And one recent survey of shoppers reveals this is likely to be a lucrative year. Michael Pope reports.
You can find the survey here.
Democrats have been trying to expand Medicaid for years, and they were unsuccessful until this year when they cut a deal with Republicans to institute work requirements. Now, as Michael Pope reports, those work requirements are creating a new set of difficulties.
Members of Congress are about to consider a piece of school legislation that has its origins in the Virginia General Assembly. Michael Pope reports.
For many jobs in Virginia, workers are required to get a license. But what’s the cost of all those licenses? Michael Pope reports.
You can find the new report here.
The economy is booming, and Virginia is doing well in a number of areas. But, some are being left behind. Michael Pope reports.
What will it take for Virginia schools to be more secure? A panel of lawmakers recently looked at the issue and made a number of key recommendations. Michael Pope reports.
It could cost billions to recycle toxic coal ash currently sitting in lagoons across Virginia. That’s according to a report Dominion Energy gave to lawmakers this week. At the same time, two environmental groups now say coal ash ponds in Chesterfield could pose a risk to human health. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
As Democrats plan to take control of the House of Representatives, one Virginia congressman is poised to control a key committee. And he’s already making plans for what he wants to do in that position. Michael Pope reports.
A state regulatory board is preparing to vote on a key permit for a giant compressor station in rural Virginia. Dominion will use the station to push natural gas through the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.
But opponents say the construction is being thrust on a historically black community. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
Now that Democrats have taken control of the House, Democrats in Virginia’s congressional delegation are about to take on a new and more significant role in the next Congress. Michael Pope reports.
Yesterday, Virginians elected three new congress-women to represent the state on Capitol Hill. It was one of the largest gains for women in the country. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
Northern Virginia was once a bastion of economic conservatism. But now, as Michael Pope reports, the region has only one elected Republican official at the state or federal level.
Virginia’s 6th Congressional District has been represented by a Republican for more than two decades. And, as Nick Gilmore reports, that trend will continue with a new face.
Justices of the United States Supreme Court are now considering a legal challenge to Virginia’s ban on uranium mining. Michael Pope is at the court with the latest.
Voters are headed to the polls next week to vote in the midterm elections. But how many are expected to show up? Michael Pope has a forecast.
Voters are about to head to the polls across Virginia, deciding a U.S. Senate race as well as several hotly contested congressional races. But, the universe of voters who shows up in a mid-term is not the same as a presidential year. Michael Pope reports.
Florida has its Red Tide. Virginia’s Lake Anna is dealing with a similar situation. A significant algae bloom has persisted into the Fall, and is the first in the state to earn a human health advisory. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
Raise a mug to the beer industry in Virginia, which is experiencing an unprecedented boom. Michael Pope has the story.
Virginia’s Lieutenant Governor may not be up for election this year, but that hasn’t stopped him from hitting the campaign trail. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
Are Virginia colleges and universities preparing students for the workforce of tomorrow? Perceptions are split along partisan lines and geographic areas. Michael Pope reports.
Discipline in Virginia’s schools is not colorblind, according to a new report that suggests lawmakers take a closer look at school discipline practices. Michael Pope has the story.
Voters are heading to the polls in record numbers to cast early ballots. But, that won’t necessarily lead to higher turnout on Election Day. Michael Pope reports.
Virginia’s Attorney General has received multiple reports of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy in the state. His office is investigating, and announced Wednesday a new hotline in hopes of receiving further tips. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
Virginia officials announced Thursday that Medicaid Expansion is a go, and newly eligible populations will be able to sign up during this year’s open enrollment. That comes after federal officials gave the state approval last week. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
Election Day is fast approaching, and that means the campaign cash is flying around Virginia politics. Michael Pope is digging into the latest round of financial disclosures.
Virginia officials are rolling out a year-long campaign to honor the state’s history. It’s called American Evolution, and is pegged to the 400th anniversary of several big firsts for North America. Mallory Noe-Payne has details.
As more teachers in Virginia organize and advocate for more money in public schools, some worry that advocacy isn’t welcome. Now Richmond is seeking to reassure teachers they have the right to speak up. Mallory Noe-Payne has details.
As Election Day approaches, voters are considering which candidates they’ll support in November. And outside groups are spending a lot of money to influence that decision. Michael Pope reports.
With cooler temperatures expected across Virginia this weekend, it may soon start to finally feel like fall. And with fall temperatures comes the changing colors of leaves on trees across the state. Nick Gilmore reports.