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.

Stimpson accuses Virginia GOP of helping Howell

By   /  January 30, 2015  /  News, Politics & Elections, Virginia  /  No Comments

SKEPTIC: Former Stafford County Supervisor Susan Stimpson is challenging House Speaker Bill Howell in the Republican primary, charging that lawmakers are misusing public-private partnerships.

Delegate Bill Howell’s primary opponent is accusing the Republican Party of taking sides by mailing a glossy “survey” for the House speaker.

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Virginia bill would bar ‘backdoor energy tax’

By   /  January 29, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, News, Virginia  /  No Comments

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Warning that an Obama administration “Clean Power Plan” would sharply increase Virginians’ electric rates, Republican lawmakers want to put themselves between the Environmental Protection Agency and Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe.

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Virginia lawmakers roll over for Mark Herring

By   /  January 28, 2015  /  Commentary, Virginia  /  No Comments

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By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org Virginia Bureau
RICHMOND, Va. — Instead of challenging Attorney General Mark Herring’s edict that illegal immigrants are entitled to in-state college tuition, self-professed conservatives at the General Assembly look for ways to reimburse the schools.
That’s how legislative sausage gets made, and why Richmond is behaving more like Washington, D.C., these days.
House Bill […]

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Taxpayer alert: Fannie ready to bust a move

By   /  January 27, 2015  /  Congress, Maryland, National, News, Politics & Elections, Virginia  /  No Comments

PULLING UP STAKES: Despite its tenuous position, Fannie Mae is planning a pricey move to a new location in downtown Washington, D.C.

As “government-sponsored enterprises,” Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac played a pivotal role in the real-estate bust that sent Wall Street reeling in 2008.

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Lawmaker: Education Savings Accounts are ‘win-win’

By   /  January 27, 2015  /  Arizona, Education, Florida, News, Virginia  /  No Comments

PARENT POWER: Delegate Dave LaRock says Education Savings Accounts would give families school-choice options without shortchanging local funding.

Virginia school-choice advocates are trying to get their foot in the door with personalized Education Savings Accounts.

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Boeing union fight gets personal in South Carolina

By   /  January 23, 2015  /  National, News, South Carolina, Washington  /  No Comments

UNION, NO: South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley blasted union organizing efforts at the state's Boeing plant. With the company's help, the Republican governor has also taken to the airwaves to criticize the International Association of Machinists.

 
By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is firing back at efforts to unionize 7,500 workers at Boeing Corp.’s airline plant in Charleston.
“The International Association of Machinists has never, never believed in us,” Haley said in her State of the State address Wednesday. “They sued us, they tried to shut us down.
“So, every […]

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