Jeff Schapiro of the Richmond Times-Dispatch join’s 88.9 WCVE’s Saraya Wintersmith for this week’s political analysis.
Ten candidates for mayor will meet at Northside's Richmond Community High School Tuesday night (6/7). The forum will mark the second time candidates in Richmond’s mayoral race publicly gather together and discuss city issues. The event is being hosted by the Brookland Park Area Association.
Petitioners in the case argued law-makers packed too many black voters into certain delegate districts, thereby reducing their political influence in others.
Last year, a federal, three-judge panel ruled state lawmakers did not improperly use race as a factor when drawing most of the district boundaries.
The U.S. Supreme Court will now review that ruling during their next term, which begins in October.
For months, Republicans have been buzzing about the possibility that Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe might be stepping down before the end of his term to take a position in a potential Hillary Clinton administration. Now the governor is saying thanks but no thanks. He’s keeping his day job.
Few people have ever seemed to enjoy being governor more than Terry McAuliffe. But his close relationship with the Clintons has fueled months of speculation that McAuliffe might step down before the end his term to become a Cabinet secretary.
Now the governor says forget about it.
Prosecutors are finding more cases of mistaken voting and civic rights restored as a result of Governor Terry McAuliffe's April Rights Restoration order.
Even though Governor Terry McAuliffe's administration has denied access to the list of felons whose rights have been restored, Loudoun County Commonwealth's Attorney Jim Plowman says he and his colleagues have already come across at least 5 cases of rights restored when they shouldn't be.
Plowman argues an individualized review process would prevent the errors from happening.
Governor Terry McAuliffe is responding to reports of an ongoing federal probe into certain campaign donations he accepted while running for governor in 2013.
The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a Republican challenge to Virginia’s new congressional map, which was redrawn after a federal three judge panel twice found that one district was racially gerrymandered.
The high court said Republicans did not have standing to bring the case as they could produce no injured party.
Previous rulings from the lower court panel found that Virginia’s Republican controlled legislature had packed black voters in the 3rd district, weakening their voting power in others.
Law-makers are challenging Governor Terry McAuliffe’s executive order that restores voting and other rights to felons. Republican state leaders say the Governor's automatic restoration measure is unconstitutional. They argue the right to vote and sit on a jury should be restored to non-violent felons on a case by case basis.
A federal judge upheld Virginia’s voter identification law Thursday (5/19) saying the measure doesn’t lessen voters’ opportunities for political participation.
The Virginia Housing Commission is studying how to best implement laws for short-term rental housing throughout the state.
Delegate Chris Peace chairs the commission’s Airbnb work group. He says right now, the group is trying to reconcile concerns from home-owners who use the platform to make extra money and concerns from localities and hospitality industry representatives who say they’re losing money.