With its proximity to Washington, D.C., and major military bases like in Norfolk, it’s a shock to no one this Memorial Day that active and retired military play a heavy role in Virginia.Read More →
The Fairfax County Police Department uses 26 automatic license plate readers to scan drivers’ tags in hopes of catching people breaking the lawRead More →
If you don’t have much competition in your local legislative races, you’re not alone.Read More →
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 […]
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.Read More →
Gov. Terry McAuliffe is allowing police departments across the state to keep collecting and storing drivers’ license plate data as long as they wish, and the Virginia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union says it will sue.Read More →