Yesterday on the steps of the state capitol, Governor Bob McDonnell ceremonially signed the billion-dollar transportation compromise bill passed by the General Assembly in March, marking the first significant new funding for roads and rail in 27 years.
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 Assembly '17 (previously titled Capitol Events) during the General Assembly Session on WCVE PBS, a daily 90-second update on legislative issues.
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.
Craig has contributed over 140 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 served as a moderator or panelist at debates for U.S. Senate, Congress, Mayor and other state and local elected offices.
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 group of four Richmond school board members says construction of the proposed new Dove Court School significantly will drain maintenance dollars from all of the schools in the district.
Richmond City Council has amended Mayor Jones’ budget to include pay increases for the city’s 1,100 police and firefighters.
In his first policy announcement in his campaign for governor, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli discussed his economic agenda yesterday at a frozen yogurt store in Richmond's Carytown.
Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe has held a series of appearances to officially start his campaign.
Del. Rosalyn Dance and her Democratic primary challenger, Evandra Thompson, debated last night in Petersburg.
The U.S. Senate has passed the Marketplace Fairness Act, 69-27. The legislation requires online retailers to collect and remit sales taxes to the states, and if passed by the House of Represenatives it will generate significant money for Virginia’s roads and railways. Craig Carper reports.
Senator Mark Warner says the passage of the Senate’s bipartisan “Gang of Eight” compromise immigration bill is essential for true reform. Craig Carper reports.
Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are calling on President Obama to take action to reduce the current backlog of 600,000 veterans disability claims. Craig Carper reports.