VA governor caves to law enforcement on privacy bill

By   /  March 30, 2015  /  News, State Government, Virginia  /  No Comments

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

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is all but gutting a bill that would have seriously restricted police surveillance powers, caving to the wishes of the law enforcement community and angering civil libertarians and privacy advocates.

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McAuliffe veto opens polls for Hillary Clinton ‘ghost voters’

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

LUV YA, MAN: Hillary Clinton's political aspirations got a boost in Virginia when Gov. Terry McAuliffe vetoed an election-reform bill last week.

Plowing the ground for Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid, Gov. Terry McAuliffe vetoed an election-reform bill that leaves a gaping hole for absentee-ballot abuse in Virginia.

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Conservative efforts draw applause at Criminal Justice Reform Summit

By   /  March 27, 2015  /  Kentucky, National, New Jersey, Ohio, Texas, Virginia, Watchdog Arena  /  No Comments

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Democratic leaders at a summit of unique sponsors for criminal justice reform praised the work Republicans are doing on the issue.

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Criminal investigation sought in McAuliffe-Mayorkas dealings

By   /  March 27, 2015  /  California, Iowa, National, Nevada, News, Pennsylvania, Virginia  /  No Comments

'GET THE FULL FACTS': Cause of Action president Dan Epstein wants a criminal investigation into activities involving the federal EB-5 visa program.

A government accountability group says “unanswered questions” warrant a criminal investigation into actions by Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and others involved in the EB-5 visa program.

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Policy experts: Politicians hold on to control of liquor industry for profit, power

By   /  March 27, 2015  /  News, State Government, Virginia  /  No Comments

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The bloody arrest of University of Virginia junior Martese Johnson by alcohol enforcement agents has some asking the age-old question in Virginia — why does the state control the liquor industry at all?

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Republicans remain largely silent as Dems, others question role of ABC

By   /  March 25, 2015  /  News, Politics & Elections, State Government, Virginia  /  No Comments

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It’s Democrats, not Republicans, who are speculating the government may be overstepping when it comes to the state agency with a liquor monopoly.

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