Jeff Schapiro of the Richmond Times-Dispatch joins 88.9 WCVE’s Craig Carper for this week’s political analysis. Topics discussed include the reaction of both of Virginia's Senators to Trump’s missile strike in Syria, Governor McAuliffe’s record-breaking veto streak, and the rejection of an expansion to the state’s Medicaid program.
Jeff Schapiro joins WCVE's Craig Carper for this week's political analysis. Topics discussed include McAuliffe's record-breaking veto, the debate over healthcare in Washington hits home in Virginia, and the Virginia gubernatorial contest heats up.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe has proposed amendments to a Senate bill calling for a suspension of the permitting process for closing Dominion Energy’s coal ash ponds for an additional assessment of the impact on water quality and the environment.
Dominion’s Rob Richardson said, “The company’s plans for closing the ponds continue to evolve. Dominion is beginning a feasibility study right away. We have been consistent in saying that he will work to develop closure plans that are specifically designed for each site that are protective of the environment and fully compliant.”
Jeff Schapiro joins WCVE's Saraya Wintersmith for this week's political analysis. Topics this week focus on court cases involving redistricting, Denver Riggleman's exit from the gubernatorial race, and the unveiling of Trump's budget plan.
Suffolk Delegate Chris Jones, who is commonly referred to as the “architect” of the 2011 House of Delegates redistricting maps, took the witness stand Tuesday (3/14). He testified there are real-world implications that aren’t necessarily factored in to expert “compactness” measurements, like the ones challengers are using to dispute some of the districts on the map.
Attorneys for the defense pointed to one of such districts with a stretched, half-ring like shape as area linked by suburbs typically found on the edges of big cities.