Hank Shaw

Eavesdropping Row Could Paralyze Virginia Politics

By: - May 8, 2002

If it doesn’t end soon, Virginia’s first major political scandal in a decade over alleged eavesdropping on a telephone conversation about redistricting — could destroy already brittle relations between Democratic Gov. Mark Warner and the Republican-controlled General Assembly. The scandal erupted early last month when Democrats accused Ed Matricardi, the executive director of the state […]

States Act To Avoid Bush Tax Cut Hit

By: - April 2, 2002

State lawmakers are struggling with the fallout of the bleakest economy in a decade. Layoffs, a resulting drop in revenues and the need for cutbacks have them reaching for Rolaids as they try to devise new budgets. The budget makers need another revenue hit like they need a punch to the gut, But that’s just […]

Rookie Gov Gets Political Lesson

By: - March 8, 2002

Virginia Gov. Mark Warner is finding that politics in the capital of the old Confederacy isn’t at all like the caffeine-charged, high-tech business world he’s used to. One of the nation’s two rookie governors, the hyperkinetic Democrat got a painful lesson in bubba politics last month, losing his first bout with the Republican-controlled General Assembly […]

Budget Woes Vex VA Gov-Elect

By: - November 28, 2001

Mark Warner campaigned for governor across Virginia this fall counseling caution. When asked if he’d complete the final phase of the state’s popular tax cut on cars and trucks next year, he gave his stock answer: “I’ve got to look at the books first.” Now Warner is the governor-elect, and he’s had a few weeks […]