Last night, the Virginia General Assembly’s longest serving member in its history, Delegate Lacey Putney, was honored by all of Virginia’s living governors at a tribute held by the Thomas Jefferson Institute at Richmond Center Stage. Craig Carper reports.
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.
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The state commission charged with reforming and possibly expanding the state's Medicaid program met yesterday.
Governor Bob McDonnell has announced that Virginia has a $585 million budget surplus. Craig Carper reports.
Attorney General and Republican nominee for Governor Ken Cuccinelli and longtime Democratic strategist Paul Goldman are calling on Congress to change the historic tax credit prior use rule to allow hundreds of schools nationwide to save 20 percent on renovating existing buildings.
The Virginia Tourism Corporation has announced it will be distributing $1 million in matching grant funds to 54 local tourism initiatives for targeted marketing projects.
The Virginia Women’s Strikeforce PAC has invested $42,000 in pro-choice candidates for the House of Delegates. Craig Carper reports.
Attorney General and Republican nominee for Governor Ken Cuccinelli unveiled his education plan in Richmond yesterday. Craig Carper reports.
Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s office is under investigation by the state Inspector General over alleged wrongdoing in advising lawyers for an energy company involved in a federal suit filed by Virginia landowners seeking natural gas royalties. Craig Carper reports.
The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Virginia’s 6th District Congressman Bob Goodlatte, has been drafting legislation with 7th District Congressman, Majority Leader Eric Cantor, to create a path to citizenship for the children of undocumented immigrants.
The Virginia Board of People with Disabilities has awarded six grants totaling $860,000 to improve and expand support for individuals with developmental and other disabilities.