By Kevin Mooney | Watchdog.org
After clashing in court with a powerful Virginia environmental group, farmer Martha Boneta faced a second threat: an ominous U.S. Internal Revenue Service audit notice she received in the mail.
Boneta suspects the events are related, that her struggle to protect her property rights is part of a larger national story involving IRS harassment [...]
By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is considering upping the ethanol requirement in gasoline this summer — a move that threatens to ignite a new fuel war.
“The dialogue should be to repeal the renewable targets and let the market decide,” Charles Drevna, president of the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers, said [...]
By Kathryn Watson | Watchdog.org, Virginia Bureau
ALEXANDRIA — Tuesday’s primary election set the Democratic ticket for November, but that’s the only clarity Virginia voters saw this week. Here is your week in review.
By Carten Cordell │ Watchdog.org, Virginia Bureau
ALEXANDRIA — The selection of state Sen. Ralph Northam and Mark Herring as Democratic nominees for lieutenant governor and attorney general, respectively, could dramatically alter the balance of power in the Senate.
The state Senate has seen a 20-20 split on party lines since the 2011 elections, leaving Lt. Gov. Bill [...]