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By Paul Brennan | Watchdog.org | May 22, 2015 1:20 PM
From a million dollar deadbeat in New York to a killer mural in Milwaukee, it’s been a busy week in education.
By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org | May 22, 2015 5:00 AM
Attorney General Mark Herring’s office wants $19,501.50 to fulfill a Freedom of Information Act inquiry into his lawyers consulting with Sweet Briar College officials in the months leading up to the decision to close the women’s school.
By Kathryn Watson | Watchdog.org | May 21, 2015 5:00 AM
The Fairfax County Police Department uses 26 automatic license plate readers to scan drivers’ tags in hopes of catching people breaking the law
By Kathryn Watson | Watchdog.org | May 18, 2015 5:00 AM
If you don’t have much competition in your local legislative races, you’re not alone.
By Kathryn Watson | Watchdog.org | May 13, 2015 5:00 AM
By Kathryn Watson | Watchdog.org, Virginia Bureau ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Government officials from Hampton, Virginia, to Topeka, Kansas, are looking to boost cigarette taxes to bolster revenues, but critics say bureaucrats should keep their hands off smokers’ butts. Plenty of unsympathetic non-smokers — especially those representing tobacco-free campaigns and organizations — fully support the movement, emphasizing the importance of [...]
By Kaitlyn Speer | Watchdog.org | May 11, 2015 5:00 AM
While Virginia attempts to pump up wind power, congressional legislation is blowing the other way. H.R. 1901, by Rep. Kenny Marchant, R-Texas, and Mike Pompeo, R-Kansas, would eliminate the wind Production Tax Credit that subsidizes so-called “green energy” projects.
By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org | May 11, 2015 5:00 AM | 200
Former presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich says state Senate candidate Vince Haley’s call to abolish Virginia’s income tax is “brilliant.”
By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org | May 07, 2015 1:02 PM
Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s veto of a photo identification bill was upheld by a single Republican lawmaker who maintains the election measure was flawed.
By Kathryn Watson | Watchdog.org | May 07, 2015 9:15 AM
Hugh Bassette was born and raised in Hampton, back when the seaside city was more like rural countryside. By the time he retired and returned to the place he grew up, things had changed — and not just the landscape. The city’s spending and taxes had gone way up, too.
By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org | May 07, 2015 5:00 AM
“Clinton Cash” — the explosive new book about Bill and Hillary’s road to riches — could spawn a sequel: “McAuliffe Cash.” “He’s been a conduit of funds for the Clintons,” author Peter Schweizer said of Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe. “He has a history of trading money for access.”