A bill that would re-regulate public utility companies like Dominion Energy is headed to Governor Northam’s desk. Opponents say the legislation could raise customers monthly bills to pay for new construction projects.
Craig Carper is the News Director for 88.9 WCVE Public Radio. Craig studied journalism at Virginia Commonwealth University and has worked in broadcast news since 2001. He’s worked in various capacities covering Virginia politics for WCVE PBS since 2006. For six years starting in 2009 he served as the political reporter for 88.9 WCVE before being promoted to News Director in July of 2015.
Craig served as the host of Assembly '17 (previously titled Capitol Events) during the General Assembly Session on WCVE PBS, a daily 90-second update on legislative issues.
In 2012 he conducted an exclusive interview with President Barack Obama. In 2015 he interviewed former President Jimmy Carter.
In 2016 he provided daily updates from Havana on Governor Terry McAuliffe's trade mission to Cuba.
Craig has contributed over 140 nationally run news stories to NPR and has been featured on the PBS NewsHour with Judy Woodruff and the Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC.
He's served as a moderator or panelist at debates for U.S. Senate, Congress, Mayor and other state and local elected offices.
He’s covered 3 Governors, the 2009 and 2013 gubernatorial campaigns, the 2012 and 2014 U.S. Senate races, the 2012 Presidential campaign and in 2014 he provided daily national coverage of the trial of former Governor Bob McDonnell for NPR.
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The General Assembly has passed a bill that would require ex-felons to repay their victims for damages from their crimes before being released from supervised probation.
The General Assembly has passed legislation that will remove the state’s authority to take away professional licenses for those who default on their student loans.
Several bills targeted to require insurance companies to provide coverage for proton therapy for cancer have failed this year at the General Assembly. Two of those bills were never given a committee hearing.
The General Assembly is now halfway through the 2018 legislative session and both sides are highlighting legislative victories.
On a 38-2 vote the Senate has approved legislation that would lessen the penalties for simple possession of marijuana on the first offense to a maximum fine of $500.
Today (2/8) Governor Ralph Northam and Speaker of the House Kirk Cox announced a bipartisan compromise to raise the felony larceny threshold from $200 to $500.
A Richmond voter-approved ballot referendum has passed committee and is headed to the Senate floor. The legislation would require Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney and the City Council to come up with a plan to address the city’s aging facilities without raising taxes.
A House Privileges and Elections Subcommittee has advanced one redistricting bill and killed a half dozen others.
The changes include $200 million dollars in customer rebates, an agreement from Dominion to underground additional neighborhood power lines and 5,000 megawatts in new investment in solar and wind projects.
If approved, Dominion would once again be subject to annual SCC reviews.
Republican Senator Frank Wagner of Virginia Beach, “The rates will be the same as they were in 2009 and yet a whole lot will be accomplished in terms of modernizing our grid, hardening our grid and allowing our grid to accommodate renewables.”