Jeff Schapiro joins WCVE's Craig Carper for this week's political analysis. Topics discussed include a change in Virginia's credit rating due to taxation plans from the gubernatorial candidates, McAuliffe restores voting rights to 156,000 felons, and first lady Dorothy McAuliffe is considering a challenge to northern Virginia Representative Barbara Comstock.
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Jeff Schapiro of the Richmond Times-Dispatch joins 88.9 WCVE’s Craig Carper for this week’s political analysis. Topics include: Governor Terry McAuliffe commutes the sentence of convicted murder for hire mastermind Ivan Teleguz, Dominion Virginia Power the central figure in multiple Virginia Supreme Court Cases, Northam and Gillespie lead the money race for Governor and Democratic State Senator Jennifer Wexton to challenge 2-term Republican Senator Barbara Comstock.
Jeff Schapiro of the Richmond Times-Dispatch joins 88.9 WCVE’s Saraya Wintersmith for this week’s political analysis. Topics include: a recap of the televised Republican Gubernatorial Debate at Liberty University; a look at steps the Democratic gubernatorial candidates are making to court voting groups and; a look at highlights from this week's Quinnipiac University Polls on both camps' candidates and several social issues.
Jeff Schapiro of the Richmond Times-Dispatch joins 88.9 WCVE’s Craig Carper for this week’s political analysis. Topics discussed include the reaction of both of Virginia's Senators to Trump’s missile strike in Syria, Governor McAuliffe’s record-breaking veto streak, and the rejection of an expansion to the state’s Medicaid program.
Jeff Schapiro joins WCVE's Craig Carper for this week's political analysis. Topics discussed include McAuliffe's record-breaking veto, the debate over healthcare in Washington hits home in Virginia, and the Virginia gubernatorial contest heats up.
Jeff Schapiro joins WCVE's Saraya Wintersmith for this week's political analysis. Topics this week focus on court cases involving redistricting, Denver Riggleman's exit from the gubernatorial race, and the unveiling of Trump's budget plan.
Richmond Times-Dispatch columnist and 88.9 WCVE’s Political Analyst Jeff Schapiro speaks with WCVE News Director Craig Carper about the week in Virginia politics including:
Trump uses Virginia, a state he didn’t carry, as a backdrop for his proposed military buildup. On Thursday (3/2), Trump visits Newport News Shipbuilding, one of the state’s biggest manufacturers; among its biggest employers and one likely to prosper under Trump’s call for a 10 percent increase in the Pentagon budget.
Democratic congressman whose district includes shipyard, Bobby Scott, welcomes the proposed buildup as jobs-generator, but objects to financing Defense Department with cuts in human services.
The General Assembly is wrapping up its 2017 session. Majority Leader Kirk Cox has been announced as the new House Speaker after former Speaker William Howell announced his retirement.
The Assembly has managed to present a budget that makes up the forecasted $1.5 billion gap.
Immigration law in Virginia will likely be a heavy focus during elections this fall.
Redistricting reform was killed in the Assembly this week.
A Federal court ruled in favor of State Attorney General Mark Herring's lawsuit against President Trump's executive order on immigration.
House Republicans kill Governor McAuliffe's criminal justice reform efforts, refusing to raise the felony threshold from $250 to $500.