A majority of Democrats in the Senate say they will not support the transportation reform package if the state budget does not include Medicaid expansion in compliance with the Affordable Care Act.
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
House and Senate conferees have reached an agreement on a comprehensive transportation funding bill and are hopeful the plan could pass on Friday.
The Virginia Senate has killed a bill that would authorize the state to study minting its own currency in the event of the collapse of the Federal Reserve or another financial disaster.
State Democrats say the GOP’s bills to tighten identification and verification requirements at the polls are targeted to make it harder for the elderly, low-income individuals and minorities to vote. Craig Carper reports.
Virginia Democrats say GOP bills to tighten identification requirements at the polls are targeted to make it harder for some to vote.
The final week of the Virginia General Assembly session begins today as legislators continue their work to forge a compromise on a comprehensive transportation plan and Medicaid expansion.
A coalition of consumer protection advocates says laws regulating the payday lending industry are working to shield customers from excessive interest rates.
A select group of House of Delegates and state Senate members is working on a transportation compromise, trying to offer something that both chambers and ultimately the Governor can live with.
A coalition of first responders is asking the state to fund fully the Line of Duty Act, which pays benefits to families of fallen officers and those severely wounded while doing their jobs. Craig Carper reports.
Both chambers of the Virginia General Assembly have approved Gov. McDonnell’s Educator Fairness Act, which would extend new teachers' probationary window from three to five years and make it easier for school administrators to fire teachers deemed incompetent. Craig Carper reports.