Governor Bob McDonnell says he will eliminate the accelerated sales tax for half of the businesses still paying it by next July.
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
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.
Governor McDonnell says he's taking a cautious approach to spending tax dollars in anticipation of federal defense cuts.
Senator-elect Tim Kaine says he will vote to change the Senate rules to again require a Senator to stand and remain speaking in order to filibuster.
Former 5th District Congressman Tom Periello has decided not to seek the Democratic nomination for governor.
Senator-elect Tim Kaine says he believes Congress will reach a short-term resolution to avoid the fiscal cliff by year's end, with the heavy lifting of crafting a comprehensive deficit reduction solution coming after he is sworn-in in January.
Governor McDonnell says many questions remain about newly mandated health insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act, which Virginia will have to implement early next year. Craig Carper reports.
A coalition of environmental advocates says the 2012 elections have given a mandate for cleaner energy production and air standards.
Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling’s exit from the 2013 Governor’s race highlights deep divisions within the Republican Party. Craig Carper reports.