Democrats say Governor Bob McDonnell’s amendments to Virginia’s biennial budget neglect some of the poorest residents of the Commonwealth.
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
Governor Bob McDonnell’s amendments to the state’s biennial budget include diverting sales tax dollars to transportation and a sizeable payment to the state’s rainy day fund.
Governor McDonnell has decided not to pursue a state-based health benefits exchange for 2014, in favor of a federally managed exchange.
Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling says he will oppose any effort to repeal the state’s 30-year uranium mining ban in 2013. Craig Carper reports.
Governor McDonnell is offering $58.7 million in budget amendments to pay for a 2 percent raise for public school employees, if the General Assembly agrees to contract changes for educators.
In addition to a 2 percent pay raise for public school employees, Governor McDonnell’s education agenda for the 2013 General Assembly session includes several new incentive and retraining programs for teachers.
A graduation ceremony was held yesterday for the Richmond Adult Drug Court, which was recently found to be among the most successful rehabilitative programs in the nation.
Governor Bob McDonnell says he will eliminate the accelerated sales tax for half of the businesses still paying it by next July.
The first passenger train since 1977 has left from Norfolk for Washington.
Virginia lawmakers will receive Governor McDonnell’s Uranium Working Group report in Chatham today.