Richmond Times-Dispatch columnist and 88.9 WCVE’s Political Analyst Jeff Schapiro speaks with WCVE News Director Craig Carper about the week in Virginia politics including:
Brian Ford of RBC Wealth Management joins 88.9 WCVE’s Dan Rosenthal for our weekly financial analysis. Among the topics this week - markets were volatile last week in the current political climate, the Dow closed over 21,000 in the fastest 2,000 point increase ever, and the anticipation of the jobs report due out this week.
Trump uses Virginia, a state he didn’t carry, as a backdrop for his proposed military buildup. On Thursday (3/2), Trump visits Newport News Shipbuilding, one of the state’s biggest manufacturers; among its biggest employers and one likely to prosper under Trump’s call for a 10 percent increase in the Pentagon budget.
Democratic congressman whose district includes shipyard, Bobby Scott, welcomes the proposed buildup as jobs-generator, but objects to financing Defense Department with cuts in human services.
Brian Ford of RBC Wealth Management joins 88.9 WCVE’s Dan Rosenthal for this week’s business analysis. Today Brian discusses Warren Buffet’s letter to shareholders.
The General Assembly is wrapping up its 2017 session. Majority Leader Kirk Cox has been announced as the new House Speaker after former Speaker William Howell announced his retirement.
The Assembly has managed to present a budget that makes up the forecasted $1.5 billion gap.
Immigration law in Virginia will likely be a heavy focus during elections this fall.