Governor Bob McDonnell has announced that he will restore voting and civil rights automatically to nonviolent felons on an individual basis when they have completed their sentences.
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.
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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.
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Articles by Craig Carper
Attorney General and Republican nominee for governor Ken Cuccinelli has released a report from an advisory committee which he established earlier this year to explore ways to streamline the process of restoring voting rights to non-violent felons who have paid their debt to society. Gov. McDonnell is expected to announce today that he will implement new procedures to speed the process.
Environmental advocates are pushing for the state to include more energy efficiency standards in Virginia’s building code. Craig Carper reports.
Former federal prosecutor Justin Fairfax, a Democratic candidate for Attorney General in the June 11 Democratic primary, says he wants to return the focus of the office to combating violent crime and protecting consumers. (Other candidates for statewide office will be profiled in the weeks to come.)
Virginia Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine have introduced a bill to authorize exploratory drilling off Virginia’s coast.
Virginia Democrats say Republican gubernatorial nominee Ken Cuccinelli and Lieutenant Governor nominee E. W. Jackson’s anti-homosexual positions are bad for the Commonwealth and bad for business.
Last week, the Democratic Party of Virginia spent $5,000 backing incumbent Del. Rosalyn Dance of Petersburg against her primary challenger, Evandra Thompson, fueling outrage among Thompson supporters.
Thousands of Virginia Republicans gathered in Richmond on Saturday to nominate their candidates for statewide office this fall.
Republican Ken Cuccinelli discussed his plan for Virginia's energy policy.
Democrat Terry McAuliffe's campaign has lauched a Women for Terry initiative which hopes to draw a stark contrast on women's issues to Republican Ken Cuccinelli.