ALEXANDRIA—Republicans in Richmond got a little restless on Saturday as they waited more than three hours for the first round of ballots to be cast and counted.
About 140 improperly marked ballots slowed the tallying of about 8,000 ballots, according to reports. Some of the thousands of bored delegates, staff, volunteers and other observers responded with [...]
RICHMOND, Va.—House Majority Leader Eric Cantor couldn’t pass up the chance to blast the Obama administration’s recent scandals Saturday morning in a ballroom full of breakfasting Republicans at the Virginia GOP convention in Richmond.
“We’re going to get to the bottom of this,” Cantor said of the IRS’ targeting of tea party-like groups with extra scrutiny. “…There [...]
By Bre Payton│Watchdog.org, Virginia Bureau
ALEXANDRIA — All eyes are on Richmond as delegates from across the state gather to select nominees for 2013 GOP nomination.
And the future of Virginia’s toll road remain in question after a circuit court ruling.
This is your week in review.
GOP convention highlights party division
Virginia Republican delegates will select nominees for its [...]
ALEXANDRIA—Virginia voters approve of Gov. Bob McDonnell and President Barack Obama equally, a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday shows.
McDonnell’s job approval rating slipped to its lowest in the two years Quinnipiac has been taking the temperature of Virginia politics, while Obama’s approval rating ticked up slightly, to put them both at 49 percent approval.
But, the two [...]
By Kathryn Watson | Watchdog.org, Virginia Bureau
ALEXANDRIA — Virginia’s love affair with public-private partnerships could be in peril.
A circuit court judge from Portsmouth ruled earlier this month that collecting tolls on an existing tunnel to pay for another tunnel is tantamount to raising taxes — and the un-elected Virginia Department of Transportation can’t do that under the Constitution of Virginia.Read More →