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How District Lines Just Kept 400,000 Poor and Middle Class Virginians From Getting Health Coverage

Yesterday, the Virginia legislature passed a budget that once again rejected Governor Terry McAuliffe's call to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, which would have given health insurance to 400,000 Virginians who are currently uninsured. Show More Summary

Virginia voters support Medicaid expansion

Gov. Terry McAuliffe After a tumultuous year of fighting over Medicaid expansion, Virginia lawmakers will meet again in special session Thursday to try to resolve the issue. Gov. Terry McAuliffe called the session after concluding that...Show More Summary

The Virginia pipeline controversy

Just a few years ago, Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) seemed to be a reasonable advocate of a healthy mix of energy sources. He boosted renewables and opposed offshore oil and gas drilling. He was suspicious of dangerous, dirty coal. Read full article >>

Mark Warner on the defensive thanks to McAuliffe

Virginia’s Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe just handed GOP Senate candidate Ed Gillespie a gift. The Post reports: In August, McAuliffe announced a $2.4 billion projected budget shortfall that he largely blamed on cuts in defense spending mandated by sequestration. Virginia is among the first states to attribute the loss of thousands of jobs and billions in revenue […]

After First Plan Is Blocked, Virginia Governor Reduces Medicaid Expansion Goals

last weekHealth : NYT: Health

An angry Gov. Terry McAuliffe was forced to retreat after losing a fight with the Republican-dominated General Assembly.

Virginia Governor Extends Health Coverage To 25,000 People In The Medicaid Coverage Gap

It may the most that Terry McAuliffe can do while Republicans continue to block Medicaid expansion. The post Virginia Governor Extends Health Coverage To 25,000 People In The Medicaid Coverage Gap appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Thoughts on the McDonnell conviction

I actually think current Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) said it best when he reacted to the verdict convicting former governor Bob McDonnell (R) and his wife of multiple charges of corruption. “I am deeply saddened by the events of the trial that ended in today’s verdict, and the impact it has had on our Commonwealth’s reputation for […]

Social Conservatism Is the Way the GOP Can Win With Black Voters

The black electorate is back en vogue. After saving Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran from defeat in the Republican primary just months after propelling Democrat Terry McAuliffe to Virginia’s governorship, black America has demonstrated that it indeed can determine the outcome of elections. Show More Summary

Citing lack of jurisdiction, judge tosses GreenTech suit against critics

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

“A U.S. judge in Mississippi [last month] threw out an $85-million lawsuit in which an electric car company founded by Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe alleged Watchdog.org had libeled the firm.” [Watchdog, earlier] Tweet Tags: libel slander...Show More Summary

Civil War drama ‘Point of Honor’ pilot to film in Virginia

Virginia better get ready for its close-up. The pilot episode of “Point of Honor,” a drama about a family torn apart by the Civil War, is slated to start filming in central Virginia, Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Monday. The show is a joint production of ABC and Amazon Studios; if it gets a thumbs-up, it will […]

Planned Parenthood Spent $1.7 Million to Buy a McAuliffe a Governor’s Seat in Virginia, Now He Must Pay Up

How much political cover can $1.7 million buy Planned Parenthood? That’s how much America’s leading abortion provider gave to Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s election campaign, and judging by how recklessly he’s working to roll back common-sense regulations on abortion providers, the answer seems to be: quite a lot. Before McAuliffe was elected, the Virginia General […]

Cantor to Quit Congress 4 Months Early

Hours after stepping down as House majority leader, Rep. Eric Cantor (R) said Thursday that he will resign his seat in the House of Representatives effective Aug. 18. Cantor said he has asked Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) to call a special election for his district that coincides with the general election on Nov. Show More Summary

Cantor: You Can’t Fire Me, I Quit!

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is quitting Congress ahead of his previously-scheduled departure.  Maybe he got himself a higher-paying gig. Cantor said he has asked Gov. Terry McAuliffe to call a special election for his district that coincides with the general election on Nov. 4. By having a special election in November, the winner would [...]

Week in Review: Another week and still no answers

By Kaitlyn Speer | Watchdog.org, Virginia Bureau ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Gov. Terry McAuliffe took the time to do a lot of things since last week. But none of them had to do with answering growing public concern about illegal immigration in Virginia and the nation. Here is your week in review. STOPPED COLD: Gov. Terry...

Va. Gov. McAuliffe to tour tornado damage

2 months agoNews : The Newsroom

CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) — Flattened trees, flipped-over RVs, scattered tents, and awnings ripped from trailers — a scene of devastation awaited the visit of Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe the day after a tornado ripped through a campground on the Chesapeake Bay.

U.S. judge hands Watchdog a victory over VA governor’s green-car company

Part 73 of 73 in the series Terry McAuliffe – Carmogul HIT THE ROAD: Virginia Gov. McAuliffe, in one of his Green Tech Automotive electric vehicle prototypes. A judge threw out GreenTech’s libel case against Watchdog. By Will Swaim Watchdog.org A U.S. judge in Mississippi on Thursday threw out an $85-million lawsuit in which an...

McAuliffe refuses to talk now, but in 2007 said, ‘Shut the borders down’

WAITING ON MCAULIFFE: President Obama and Terry McAuliffe on the campaign trail in Northern Virginia in 2013. Gov. McAuliffe, who was attending an event in D.C. with Obama on Monday, has refused to answer any and all questions about the border crisis. By Kathryn Watson | Watchdog.org, Virginia Bureau RICHMOND, Va.— I knew it was...

Virginia election system gets a new boss

By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org Virginia Bureau RICHMOND, Va. — Heading into the November elections, Virginia has a new chief of voting operations. IN CHARGE: Edgardo Cortes was appointed by Gov. Terry McAuliffe to the new position of commissioner of the Department of Elections. Edgardo Cortes was appointed by Gov. Terry McAuliffe to be commissioner...

McAuliffe’s office stonewalls on immigration, Watchdog.org resorts to FOIA

Gov. Terry McAuliffe has time to promote tourism in the United Kingdom, but his press team won’t respond on the border crisis. By Kathryn Watson | Watchdog.org, Virginia Bureau ALEXANDRIA, Va. — In December, Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe told a room full of reporters he had a “vision for transparency, of working closely with the media...

Here is One Forward-Looking and Very Ambitious Clean Energy Plan for Virginia

The Virginia Advanced Energy Industries Coalition (VAEIC) has made more than 70 recommendations to Gov. Terry McAuliffe. How many he adopts will be closely watched by clean energy stakeholders in Virginia and beyond. After that it will be the General Assembly's turn to act on the state's updated Energy Plan. read more

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