Latest Jeff E. Schapiro Stories

2008-08-01 03:00:32

By Jeff E. Schapiro, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Va. Aug. 1--To the home-state crowd, he's coy about the vice presidency. But to a national audience, Gov. Timothy M. Kaine is showing a little leg. On his monthly phone-in show yesterday on radio station WRVA (1140 AM) and the Virginia News Network, Kaine ducked a caller's question on whether he's qualified to be vice president. However, during a television interview with PBS' Charlie Rose that aired locally at midnight Wednesday, Kaine...

2008-06-25 18:02:34

By Olympia Meola, Jim Nolan and Jeff E. Schapiro, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Va. Jun. 25--A fix for transportation that relies on higher fuel taxes is headed to the Virginia Senate. Voting on party lines, the Democrat-controlled Senate finance committee this morning endorsed legislation raising the gasoline tax a penny per gallon -- per year -- for the next six years. The increase would be applied to the wholesale price of gasoline, not what Virginians pay at the pump. The bill is carried...

2008-06-24 09:03:13

By Jeff E. Schapiro and Jim Nolan, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Va. Jun. 24--A business group that backs higher taxes for transportation and activists who oppose them were out in force yesterday as lawmakers returned to Richmond. Meantime, the Virginia chapter of the National Federation of Independent Businesses reported that the state's small-business owners are split on Gov. Timothy M. Kaine's transportation plan. Before lawmakers convened in special session yesterday, Kaine held a news...

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