Kenric Ward is a veteran journalist who has worked on three Pulitzer Prize-winning newspapers. A California native, he received a BA from UCLA (Political Science/Phi Beta Kappa) and holds an MBA. He reported and edited at the San Jose Mercury News and the Las Vegas Sun before joining Watchdog.org in 2012 as Virginia Bureau Chief.

VA House speaker: McAuliffe has Medicaid problem

By   /  August 28, 2014  /  News, State Government, Virginia  /  No Comments

HOUSE CALL: House Speaker William Howell and fellow Republican leaders in the GOP-dominated chamber remain staunchly opposed to Medicaid expansion.

By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org Virginia Bureau
RICHMOND, Va. — Plans to expand Medicaid in Virginia may not be dead on arrival at the General Assembly, but they’re struggling for life support.
“It’s such a big new entitlement at a time when we need to be looking hard at the cost of entitlements,” House Speaker William Howell told [...]

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Attorney: McAuliffe is ‘100 percent divested’ of GreenTech

By   /  August 28, 2014  /  National, News, Virginia  /  No Comments

HE'S OUT: Terry McAuliffe retains no financial interest in GreenTech Automotive, according to the attorney overseeing the governor's personal holdings.

Part 74 of 74 in the series Terry McAuliffe – Carmogul

By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org Virginia Bureau
RICHMOND, Va. — Gov. Terry McAuliffe has “100 percent divested” himself of GreenTech Automotive, the electric car company he pointed to as evidence of his business savvy during his successful run for Virginia’s top office.
Thomas Richardson, a Washington, D.C., attorney who [...]

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Feds roll FBI fender bender back to DC court

By   /  August 27, 2014  /  National, News, Virginia  /  No Comments

REVERSE ORDER: An FBI worker's case involving a District of Columbia traffic accident flirted with federal court before heading back through usual channels.

Three days after Watchdog.org reported an FBI employee’s traffic ticket was headed to federal court, the U.S. Department of Justice made a legal U-turn.

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Fairfax: 17 voted twice in same election

By   /  August 26, 2014  /  Kansas, Maryland, News, Virginia, Voter Fraud  /  No Comments

TRACKING VOTES ACROSS STATE LINES: Fairfax Election Board Secretary Brian Schoenemann has sent evidence of dual voting in Virginia and Maryland to state and federal prosecutors.

Want a real-life example of voter fraud? Fairfax County election officials say they have 17 — and they’re providing names to local, state and federal authorities for prosecution.

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Indebted Virginia economy needs ‘reboot’

By   /  August 25, 2014  /  Finances, News, State Budgets, Virginia  /  No Comments

OFF BALANCE: Virginia's debt is going through the roof, putting the state's economy at risk.

Not long ago, Virginia was considered to be in the pink of economic health. That diagnosis has turned dark red as the state and its municipalities pile up debt.

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14,646 duplicate voters flagged in Fairfax, Maryland

By   /  August 21, 2014  /  Elections, Maryland, News, Virginia, Voter Fraud  /  No Comments

SEEING DOUBLE: An election-watch group says 14,646 people hold voter registrations in Maryland and in Fairfax County, Va.

An election-integrity group is challenging the status of nearly 15,000 voters reportedly registered in both Fairfax County and Maryland.

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