Gillespie tripped when voters skipped Virginia Senate race

By   /  March 6, 2015  /  News, Politics & Elections, Virginia  /  No Comments

WHERE DID YOU GO? Conservatives wonder why 87,000 Virginians who voted for Republican congressmen did not cast their ballots for GOP Senate candidate Ed Gillespie, above.

Four months after Democrat Mark Warner was re-elected in a squeaker, conservatives are still puzzling why 87,000 Virginians voted for Republican congressmen but failed to check the box for the party’s U.S. Senate candidate. Four months after Democrat Mark Warner was re-elected in a squeaker, conservatives are still puzzling why 87,000 Virginians voted for Republican congressmen but failed to check the box for the party’s U.S. Senate candidate. Tea partyers who never warmed to the former national GOP chairman say, “We told ya so.”

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McAuliffes’ government dole: Boon or boondoggle?

By   /  March 5, 2015  /  Government Regulation, News, Virginia  /  No Comments

WHO'S YOUR MOMMA? First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe wants to feed Virginia's hungry children morning, noon and night -- and on weekends.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe and wife Dorothy want to end childhood hunger in Virginia for $29.32. Virginia farmer Joel Salatin calls it “a boondoggle and a charade.”

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Virginia governor says 150 of his bills passed, but nobody seems to know what they are

By   /  March 5, 2015  /  News, Politics & Elections, State Government, Virginia  /  No Comments

DIGGING IT: Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced his support for a trans-Virginia gas pipeline on Tuesday.

Governor Terry McAuliffe’s administration is touting that 70 percent of their 213 bills passed the General Assembly this year, an impressive feat for a Democratic governor contending with a stubborn, Republican-controlled House and Senate. The trouble is, nobody seems to know quite what the administration’s 213 total bills — or the 150 that will reach the governor’s desk — are, and the governor’s office isn’t responding to requests for a comprehensive list of bills.

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EPA may give Virginia breathing room on air rules

By   /  March 4, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, Kentucky, National, News, Regulations, Virginia, West Virginia  /  No Comments

CUTTING CARBON: Coal-fired plants are in the EPA's cross-hairs, and Virginia is in the line of fire.

Virginia lawmakers backed down to the Environmental Protection Agency’s “Clean Power Plan.” Now the EPA is pulling back on its own … for now.

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Virginia health laws may not be best medicine for consumers

By   /  March 3, 2015  /  News, State Government, Virginia  /  No Comments

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irginia’s romance with government regulation may not be doing much good in the realm of health care, but lawmakers don’t seem too eager to change the status quo.

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Runoff elections ensure majority rule

By   /  March 2, 2015  /  Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, News, Politics & Elections, Virginia  /  No Comments

MANDATE? Sen. Mark Warner and Gov. Terry McAuliffe won their elections with less than a majority. Virginia used to have a runoff law to prevent that from happening.

Democrats don’t like them. Republicans buried them. Election officials complain they cost more. How to put a price on a democratic republic?

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