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By Bre Payton | Watchdog.org | 6 hours ago
By Bre Payton | Watchdog.org Virginia Bureau PURCELLVILLE, Va. — This week, Watchdog.org broke a story revealing how Alexandria police capture and store license plate information and what lawmakers intend to do about it. Virginia’s economy is being overshadowed by its southern neighbor, while the fight over Medicaid expansion could injure Virginia’s AAA bond rating. Gov. Terry McAulife has remained [...]
By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org | 6 hours ago | 22
By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org Virginia Bureau WARRENTON, Va. – Republicans in heavily GOP Fauquier County are feuding over the outcome of a local party election. A group led by former committeeman Cameron Jones charges that Democratic sympathizers hijacked the vote – and they want a new canvass. New county GOP Chairman Scott Russell, who defeated Jones, says, [...]
By Kathryn Watson | Watchdog.org | Apr 17, 2014 9:55 AM | 72
While some Virginia lawmakers plan to file legislation restricting police use of controversial automatic license plate reader technology, others are hesitating. Police use of ALPR technology is something that hits home with many Virginians and people around the country, as dozens of emails from readers indicated after Watchdog.org broke a story this week revealing how Alexandria police had captured this reporter’s license plate multiple times on camera over a six-month period.
By Kathryn Watson | Watchdog.org | Apr 16, 2014 9:30 AM | 7
If leading Republicans are right, the battle over Medicaid expansion could leave Virginia wounded. GOP leaders assured reporters in a conference call on Tuesday, as Majority Whip Jackson Miller put it, House Republicans are ‘more resolute’ than ever on holding off Medicaid expansion. Since neither Republicans nor Democrats want to budge, the standoff over whether to expand Medicaid could very well pass the June 30 deadline to lock down a budget.
By Bre Payton | Watchdog.org | Apr 15, 2014 5:00 AM
Gov. Terry McAuliffe has so far been quiet about restoring voting rights for felons, but students in the law school at William & Mary College are stepping in.
By Kathryn Watson | Watchdog.org | Apr 15, 2014 5:00 AM | 6
Virginia lawmakers don’t like to bring it up, but her neighbor to the south is outdoing the Old Dominion — at least, when it comes to economic prospects.
By Bre Payton | Watchdog.org | Apr 11, 2014 10:21 AM
Virginia's transparency woes plague it yet again.
By Kathryn Watson | Watchdog.org | Apr 11, 2014 5:00 AM | 9
By Kathryn Watson | Watchdog.org, Virginia Bureau ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Virginia’s failure to report how much it doles out in tax credits to each company through the Major Business Facility Job Tax Credit is dragging down the state’s overall spending transparency score. That isn’t likely to change anytime soon though. Tax credits aren’t technically spending, per se — [...]
By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org | Apr 10, 2014 8:30 AM | 81
By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org Virginia Bureau ARLINGTON, Va. — After 15 years of frustration, conservatives are crowing over John Vihstadt’s victory in this week’s Arlington County Board election. Though Vihstadt ran as an independent, Republicans and tea partyers openly supported the real-estate lawyer against Democrat Alan Howze. Howze lost by 3,500 votes, despite email blitzes and robocalls from [...]
By Bre Payton | Watchdog.org | Apr 10, 2014 5:00 AM
A new transportation commission could hide critical information from the public.