Tougher stalking penalties approved by the General Assembly this session will take effect this year.
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
Every Republican candidate running for statewide office is publicly against the landmark transportation funding bill passed at the close of the General Assembly Session. Every Democrat running for statewide office supports the plan. Democrats say that gives them the advantage in the statewide election.
U. S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-Va.) says he’s working hard to build consensus to avoid the upcoming sequestration cuts, which disproportionately affect Virginia.
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.
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.