Yesterday, Democratic lawmakers delivered a petition signed by nearly 7,000 Virginians, urging Governor McDonnell to eliminate the $100 annual tax on hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles included in this year’s comprehensive transportation funding bill.
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
Democratic candidate for Governor Terry McAuliffe says Republican Lt. Governor Bill Bolling could still be a valuable asset in his administration should he win the race for Virginia’s top job in November.
Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli says he may use his current office again to attempt to stop or significantly change the comprehensive transportation funding bill passed by the General Assembly early this year.
Governor Bob McDonnell says the Federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is on track to issue a wind energy research lease to the Commonwealth.
U. S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-Va.) says Congress will take action this week to lessen some of the effects of the sequester.
Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling has announced he will not run as an independent in this year’s race for Governor.
Mayor Dwight Jones unveiled Richmond's $1.5-billion, two-year budget yesterday and announced that Richmonders' base water bill could be cut in half.
Environmental advocates are opposing the new $100annual fee for alternative-fueled vehicles, including hybrids, which was included in the comprehensive transportation funding bill passed by the General Assembly this session.
The State Board of Health held a public hearing yesterday on proposed regulations that would require Virginia’s 20 abortion clinics to meet the building standards of new hospitals.
Governor Bob McDonnell says the impact of yesterday's snowstorm could have been much worse if not for the advanced preparation from state agencies and lessons learned from recent natural disasters the Commonwealth.