In a surprise move, the state Senate has passed a bill that would adjust many of the Senate districts approved last year to create a new majority-minority district.
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
A bipartisan group of lawmakers is opposed to the tolls on any existing highways in Virginia and says the legislature should have the opportunity to approve proposed tolls on Interstate 95.
Last night, a Republican-led House of Delegates subcommittee killed five gun control bills patroned by Democrats and referred a bill that would require the arming of certain public school officials to the Governor’s newly created Task Force on School Safety.
A coalition of advocacy groups was at the Capitol yesterday to call on Virginia lawmakers to expand Medicaid in compliance with the Affordable Care Act.
Virginia Democrats again are introducing several gun safety bills in the wake of the Sandy Hook shootings last month.
A House of Delegates subcommittee has killed a bill that would provide for automatic rights restoration for non-violent felons.
The Governor’s Task Force on School Safety held its first meeting yesterday. It will have just three weeks to offer recommendations to the legislature on how to better secure the state's nearly 2,000 public schools.
Childrens' mental health programs will likely see more state investment next year.
Lifting the state’s longstanding ban on mining uranium is gaining support from legislators far removed from the proposed Coal’s Hill site in Southside. Craig Carper reports.