Posts Tagged Frank Wagner

General Assembly Snuffs Out Bill to Allow Alcohol in Cigar Bars


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Lawmakers in Richmond were considering allowing beer, wine and liquor at cigar bars. But, as Michael Pope reports, that effort hit serious opposition at the Capitol.

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Lawmakers Want to Further Penalize Employment Fraud

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State Senator Frank Wagner, R-Virignia Beach, addresses the Senate during a session at the Capitol last week. Wagner is among a group of Republicans who supported a bill that would increase the penalties for employers who misclassify employees as independent contractors instead of full-time employees. (Credit: AP Photo / Steve Helber)

Lawmakers in Richmond are poised to crack down on employers who are cheating the system and their employees. Michael Pope has the latest from Richmond.

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Gillespie Wins Uncomfortably Close Republican Primary; Stewart Does Not Concede

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Ed Gillespie smiles as he gives his victory speech Tuesday night. (Credit: AP Photo / Steve Helber)

Although the Democratic contest garnered the most pre-election attention, Ed Gillespie’s narrow victory against former Trump state campaign chairman Corey Stewart provided the night’s biggest surprise.

Gillespie was expected to win easily, and the close contest shows President Trump’s enduring appeal among GOP voters in Virginia and a potentially rocky path forward for Republicans in a state where Democrats have won every statewide election since 2009. Mallory Noe-Payne reports that Gillespie quickly turned his attention to his next opponent: Democrats.

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