The GOP-controlled legislature has pushed back on the Republican Governor's high profile budget changes, though 72 percent of his amendments were adopted.
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 General Assembly is back in Richmond today to consider Governor Bob McDonnell’s amendments to the upcoming biennial budget. Craig Carper reports.
Supporters of President Obama are sticking up for his record on jobs and the economy. Craig Carper reports.
"Little Black Dress," a play based on the true story of a George Mason student who took her own life, was performed at the University of Richmond last night in commemoration of children’s mental health awareness week.
The state’s upcoming budget includes $3.3 million in new funding for children's mental health programs.
A coalition of environmental groups rallied outside the State Corporation Commission yesterday in protest of Dominion Virginia Power’s 15-year energy plan.
Governor Bob McDonnell and his cabinet have hit the road to promote recent successes in Virginia.
Virginia will receive $4.2 million as part of a national settlement with Abbot Laboratories over the illegal off-market labeling of the anti-seizure drug Depakote.
Governor Bob McDonnell has submitted amendments to add nearly $44 million to the state’s two-year, $85 billion budget.