The U.S. Senate has passed the Marketplace Fairness Act, 69-27. The legislation requires online retailers to collect and remit sales taxes to the states, and if passed by the House of Represenatives it will generate significant money for Virginia’s roads and railways. Craig Carper reports.
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 Capitol Events during the General Assembly Session on WCVE PBS, a daily one-minute update on legislative issues.
In 2012 he conducted an exclusive interview with President Barack Obama. In 2015 he interviewed former President Jimmy Carter.
Craig has contributed over 100 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 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.
Articles by Craig Carper
Senator Mark Warner says the passage of the Senate’s bipartisan “Gang of Eight” compromise immigration bill is essential for true reform. Craig Carper reports.
Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are calling on President Obama to take action to reduce the current backlog of 600,000 veterans disability claims. Craig Carper reports.
Virginia Republicans are on the offensive over Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe’s business practices at GreenTech Automotive, the company he founded and left as CEO late last year.
A group of immigrant advocates will march from Monroe Park to the Virginia Republican Party headquarters downtown at 2 pm today to urge GOP congressmen to support comprehensive immigration reform compromise proposed by the bipartisan Gang of 8 in the Senate.
Governor Bob McDonnell says Star Scientific received no special treatment from his administration after the company gave over $120,000 in gifts and contributions to McDonnell, his family and his political action committee.
Virginia Attorney General and Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli has released details of $13,000 dollars in previously unreported gifts from various sources.
The Hillcrest Women’s Clinic in Norfolk has announced it will close its doors citing insufficient funds to cover renovations in compliance with new regulations for facilities that provide abortions.