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Youngkin Meets Northam As Transition Begins
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on November 5, 2021
With voting in Virginia’s gubernatorial election over, a Republican is heading back to Virginia’s Governor’s Mansion. Governor Ralph Northam met Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin there for lunch in the first step of what appears to be a collaborative transition. Jahd Khalil reports.
Governor Avoids Mandates Despite Rising New Cases
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on July 23, 2021
Governor Ralph Northam said he was going to stick with encouraging vaccination and other safeguards rather than mandating them in a variety of contexts Thursday, despite accelerating new cases. Jahd Khalil reports.
Northam Endorses McAuliffe in Democratic Gubernatorial Primary
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on April 8, 2021
One of the biggest endorsements in Virginia politics came out Thursday. Governor Ralph Northam threw his support behind former Governor Terry McAuliffe who wants his old job back. Jahd Khalil reports on what it could mean.
“Credible Threats” Lead to Emergency Declaration, Weapons Ban Ahead of Rally
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on January 15, 2020
Governor Ralph Northam is declaring a state of emergency in advance of rallies planned for the state capitol Monday.
Michael Pope reports.
Probe Inconclusive Regarding Racist Photo on Governor Ralph Northam’s Yearbook Page
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on May 22, 2019
We just don’t know. That’s the result of a months-long investigation into a racist photo found on Governor Ralph Northam’s 1984 medical school yearbook page. Mallory Noe-Payne has the latest from a press conference today.
Virginia’s political world was waiting for big news from the investigation of the Eastern Virginia Medical School into the blackface photo that appeared on Governor Ralph Northam’s yearbook page. But, as Michael Pope reports, reaction to the investigation was muted.
You can find the full report here.
State Leaders Weigh Equity Policies Amid Political Scandals
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on February 13, 2019
In the wake of the blackface scandal, Governor Ralph Northam is asking Cabinet members to come up with ways to address inequality. Michael Pope has the latest.
Creating an Opportunity for HBCU Students out of Yearbook Scandal
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on February 12, 2019
It took decades for a racist photo on Governor Ralph Northam’s medical school yearbook page to come to light. Now one group wants to find out what else could be lurking out there, and they’re relying on a particular group of people to do the research. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
Virginia AG says he Wore Blackface at College Party
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on February 6, 2019
The political crisis in Virginia escalated dramatically Wednesday when another top Democrat — Attorney General Mark Herring — admitted putting on blackface in the 1980s, when he was in college. Michael Pope has more reaction.
On Busiest Day of the Year, General Assembly Feeling Effects of Northam Controversy
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on February 5, 2019
The General Assembly is in a state of limbo. Lawmakers are trying to get work done on the busiest day of the year while people are wondering when — or if — the governor will resign. Michael Pope is at the Capitol with the latest.
Calls for Northam to Resign Continue in Richmond
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on February 4, 2019
Protests continue today outside the executive mansion in Richmond. As Mallory Noe-Payne reports, the Governor’s former allies and supporters continue to turn their backs.
Northam Asks Lawmakers To Pass Progressive Agenda In Address
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on January 16, 2018
Virginia’s new governor is at work in Richmond this week, trying to accomplish something that eluded his predecessor. Michael Pope is at the Capitol with the latest.
The Doctor is In the House, Ralph Northam Takes Oath of Office
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on January 15, 2018
Doctor Ralph Northam now has a new title, Governor Ralph Northam. In his inaugural speech, he talked about the lessons he learned from his parents on the Eastern Shore as well as his time as a pediatric neurologist. Michael Pope reports.
Among the inaugural parade were staff and patients from the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters in Norfolk, where Northam provided care for 25 years. Mallory Noe-Payne has more.
A Monumental Recount in the 94th District Has Taken Another Turn
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on December 20, 2017
All eyes are on the 94th District in Newport News, where a roller-coaster recount has wound up as a tied race. At stake is control of Virginia’s legislature. Mallory Noe-Payne has an earlier response from Governor-Elect Ralph Northam.
Campaign Managers Dish the Dirt on Gubernatorial Campaign
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on November 14, 2017
So what was it really like behind the scenes of a campaign for governor? Michael Pope has this look inside the two major party campaigns.
Gillespie, Northam and Hyra Make Last Pitches Before Election Day
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on November 6, 2017
The candidates vying to be Virginia’s next governor campaigned across the state today with hopes of making one last appeal to voters before polls open tomorrow morning.
When Virginians head to the polls tomorrow, they will elect a new governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general. All 100 seats in the House of Delegates will also be up for grabs. And, as Mallory Noe-Payne reports, Democrats are feeling the pressure.
Republican Ed Gillespie says he’s finishing his race for governor strong, and that he’s the one heading into Election Day with the big momentum. Michael Pope has details.
With polls showing such a tight race, Libertarian Cliff Hyra says he’s not afraid to possibly play spoiler.
Hyra has been polling at about 2%. He says success Tuesday would be mean better setting up his party for the future.
Polls open tomorrow morning at 6 and will remain open until 7 PM. You can find more details on where to vote and what materials are needed to cast your ballot here.
Polling is All Over the Map in Hotly Contested Race for Governor
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on November 1, 2017
Polling in Virginia’s gubernatorial race is a mixed bag, with different polls predicting different results next week. Michael Pope has the story.
How Would Gillespie Tax Cut Proposal Affect You?
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on October 27, 2017
Ask the Republican and Democrat running for Governor how Virginia’s economy is faring, and you’ll get two very different answers.
Democrat Ralph Northam says the state’s doing well, pointing out that unemployment is the lowest its been in almost a decade. But Republican Ed Gillespie highlights slow economic and wage growth to paint a bleaker picture. And to turn things around, he’s proposing the state’s first tax cut in more than 40 years.
To understand what that would mean for Virginia’s economy, reporter Mallory Noe-Payne enlisted help.
Controversial Attack Ad Likely Just the Beginning Leading Up to Election Day
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on October 25, 2017
Republicans are up in arms about a piece of direct mail in the hotly contested race for governor. Michael Pope has the story.
With Election Day Looming, Education Policies Move to Forefront of Gubernatorial Race
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on October 19, 2017
During the election season, Virginia’s two major-party candidates for governor have clashed on everything from environmental issues to health care. This week a new division is emerging on education policy. Michael Pope has details.
Polls Give Hope To Both Northam And Gillespie
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on October 17, 2017
The latest polls are showing a mixed picture in the hotly contested race for governor. Democrat Ralph Northam has a small but consistent lead against Republican Ed Gillespie in two new polls. Michael Pope reports.
Virginia Candidates Try To Navigate Trump Influence In Off-Year Election
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on October 13, 2017
Republican President Donald Trump is not on the ballot this year. But candidates are feeling the need to respond to his controversial presidency. Michael Pope reports.
Gillespie, Northam Meet For Final Debate
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on October 10, 2017
Virginia’s two major party candidates are closing in on the final days of a heated campaign. They made some of their closing comments in rural Virginia. Michael Pope reports.
Gillespie, Northam Hope to Impress in Tonight’s Final Gubernatorial Debate
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on October 9, 2017
The third and final debate between the candidates for governor of Virginia will take place tonight. It gives both major-party candidates an opportunity to create one final impression before voters head to the polls next month. Michael Pope has this preview.
Outside Money Helps Fund TV Air War in Governor’s Race
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on September 28, 2017
If you’ve been watching television, you know it’s campaign season. But, as Michael Pope reports, it’s not just the candidates who are buying up TV time.
Northam Surges Ahead of Gillespie in Television Advertising
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on September 25, 2017
Now that the campaign for governor is reaching the most intense stretch heading into Election Day, television viewers are noticing a nonstop round of commercials. But one candidate is rising above the other. Michael Pope explains.
Amazon is Just the Latest Topic of Discussion for Virginia’s Gubernatorial Candidates
Will Virginia become home to a second headquarters for Amazon? That’s a question that’s consuming economic development officials right now. But it’s also become an issue on the campaign trail for the Executive Mansion. Michael Pope has the story.
Just Like Any Other Candidates, Gillespie and Northam Have Distinct Weaknesses to Overcome
Every candidate has a something to overcome. So what are the weaknesses the two major party candidates for governor have heading into the fall election season? Michael Pope has the story.
Northam, Gillespie Spar Over Taxes, Healthcare, Confederate Monuments
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on September 20, 2017
The major party candidates for governor met for a televised debate Tuesday night. They sparred over taxes, healthcare and Confederate monuments, among other topics. Michael Pope reports on the candidates’ tax plans.
Both candidates appeared to dodge some issues. Northam’s apparent support for two proposed controversial natural gas pipelines was an issue that dogged him during the primary, when Tom Perriello offered clear opposition to the plan. Gillespie also struggled with a question about the healthcare proposal now under consideration in Congress. Michael Pope reports on the candidates’ responses about pipelines, healthcare and Confederate monuments.
Northam Holds Slight Edge Over Gillespie Ahead of Prime-Time Debate
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on September 18, 2017
Virginia’s two major party candidates will go head to head Tuesday night in a prime-time face off, a televised debate that indicates the official start of the hottest part of campaign season. Libertarian candidate Cliff Hyra will not be participating in the debate, but he will be on the ballot in every jurisdiction. Michael Pope reports.
Virginia Governor’s Race: The Candidates’ Plans for Rural High-Speed Internet
Policy wonks call it the “last mile” – the infrastructure needed to get high-speed internet down those long and sparsely populated country roads. It’s expensive, and private companies are unlikely to recoup that investment from just a couple of households. And while Virginia’s candidates for governor agree something needs to be done, they don’t quite agree over how to fund it. Mallory Noe-Payne has details.
This Year’s Governor’s Race Could Have Lasting Impacts on Virginia Politics
This year’s election may end up being more important than most because the next governor will oversee a new round of political maps that will shape Virginia politics for the next decade. Michael Pope has details.
Does Virginia’s Unemployment Rate Paint the Whole Picture?
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on August 10, 2017
Virginia’s unemployment is at its lowest level since the recession. But is that a sign of strength for the economy? Or does it indicate something else is going on? Michael Pope hit the road to find out.
Fourth of July Weekend, Gillespie Proposes Legalizing Fireworks
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on June 30, 2017
As Virginians head into their holiday weekends, politics may be the last thing thing they want to talk about. But Virginia’s Republican candidate for Governor Ed Gillespie is taking advantage of the Fourth of July to announce a policy proposal: legalizing fireworks. Mallory Noe-Payne has the story.
Northam Wins Democratic Nomination; Says He’s Ready to Get Back on Offense
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on June 16, 2017