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Virginia Politics

Sen. Frank Wagner joins GOP race for governor

State Sen. Frank W. Wagner, R-Virginia Beach, says he will seek the Republican nomination for governor in 2017 now that GOP officials have voted to choose the party’s statewide nominees in a primary rather than a convention.
Tuesday 08/30/2016
PolitiFact Va.: Tim Kaine reverses stance on offshore drilling

Republicans say Tim Kaine is melding his views to match those of the Democratic presidential ticket he joined recently.

Monday 08/29/2016
Sen. Frank Wagner joins GOP race for governor

State Sen. Frank W. Wagner, R-Virginia Beach, says he will seek the Republican nomination for governor in 2017 now that GOP officials have voted to choose the party’s statewide nominees in a primary rather than a convention.

State lawmakers want more hard data on Virginia's return on investment from the historic credits program

Virginia’s tax-credit program for rehabilitating historic properties has helped revitalize neighborhoods across the state, representatives of development companies, the construction industry, churches and nonprofit organizations told a General Assembly subcommittee on Monday.

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson at RTD: Deporting 11M undocumented immigrants would bring 'economic catastrophe'

If Gary Johnson makes it into the presidential debates, the Libertarian Party nominee said he’ll push back strongly against what he sees as a “direct assault” on undocumented Hispanic immigrants by Republican nominee Donald Trump.

Appeals court grants three-week delay in Bob McDonnell case

A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Monday agreed to hold off any action in the case of former Gov. Bob McDonnell until Sept. 19.

PolitiFact Va.: Donald Trump wrong that Virginia saw 'huge increase' in illegal immigration under Tim Kaine

Donald Trump depicted Tim Kaine’s 2006-10 tenure as governor of Virginia as a painful time of tax hike proposals and rising unemployment.

Sunday 08/28/2016
Gubernatorial appointments to boards and commissions for Aug. 29

Gov. Terry McAuliffe recently announced the following appointments:

Pence at RTD: Trump is 'finishing out his thinking' on illegal immigration, but 'he means business'

Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence says Donald Trump’s developing position on immigration will be “completely consistent” with Trump’s prior statements on a key issue for his campaign.

Saturday 08/27/2016
Schapiro: As basket cases go, Petersburg doesn't even have a basket

Petersburg is fighting the Second Battle of the Crater. This time, the giant hole is in the city's finances.

Guess who's coming to breakfast? GOP VP nominee, Gov. Mike Pence stops by Millie's Diner in Richmond

When Dawn Klopf first saw the TV cameras outside Millie’s Diner, the weekend brunch destination on East Main Street in Richmond, she thought it might be the Food Network.

Guess who's coming to breakfast? GOP VP nominee, Gov. Mike Pence stops by Millie's Diner in Richmond

When Dawn Klopf first saw the TV cameras outside Millie's Diner, the weekend brunch destination on East Main Street in Richmond, she thought it might be the Food Network.

Friday 08/26/2016
Virginia GOP committee to debate 2017 statewide nominations - primary or convention?

The leaders of the Republican Party of Virginia this weekend are expected to revisit a contentious topic that could have major implications for who will emerge as the party’s nominees for the 2017 statewide elections. Members of the party’s State Central Committee are expected to vote on whether to choose nominees through a primary or by a convention.

Pay increases for state workers now in doubt for second year of two-year budget

Raises for state employees, teachers and other public workers remain a priority for Gov. Terry McAuliffe and General Assembly leaders, but they say pay increases may not be possible in a two-year state budget with a projected $1.48 billion revenue shortfall.

Lawyers ask appeals court for three more weeks in Bob McDonnell's case

Lawyers for former Gov. Bob McDonnell and the U.S. Attorney’s Office are asking the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for three more weeks so that the U.S. Justice Department can further consider its next steps.

Thursday 08/25/2016
McAuliffe seeks to use $630M from rainy day fund to help $1.5B gap

UPDATE: Gov. Terry McAuliffe says Va. will direct $125 million in funds for pay raises to address $1.2 billion shortfall

Kaine takes trusty harmonica to 'Late Show with Stephen Colbert'

Tim Kaine knows an opportunity when he sees one.

Tim Kaine will appear on Stephen Colbert's 'Late Show' tonight

Tim Kaine will make his late-night TV debut as the Democratic vice presidential nominee tonight on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” CBS announced Thursday.

McAuliffe: 'Let's move on' from Clinton Foundation scrutiny

Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Thursday dismissed calls for the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate overlap between Hillary Clinton’s State Department and the Clinton Foundation.

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