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Virginia State Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant Called Medicaid Supporters “Crybaby Politicians,” Voted Repeatedly Against Medicaid Expansion

By Cole Driver on June 17, 2019.

Dunnavant voted repeatedly against Medicaid expansion for an estimated 6,000 of her constituents and derided politicians supporting the expansion of the health care program  as “crybaby politicians.”

Accountability | Virginia

Va. State Senators Bryce Reeves and Glen Sturtevant Blocked Bill That Would Have Banned Deadly Gun Magazine Used In Virginia Beach Shooting

By Cole Driver on June 4, 2019.

Less than six months before last week's deadly shooting in Virginia Beach, Republican Va. state Senators Bryce Reeves and Glen Sturtevant prevented a bill from passing the state legislature that would have banned the sale of high-capacity magazines similar to those used in the rampage.

Health Care | Virginia

Fact Check: Virginia State Sen. Bryce Reeves Claims to ‘Champion’ Low-Cost Insurance, but His Plan Would Boost Premiums

By Cole Driver on May 7, 2019.

Virginia state Sen. Bryce Reeves is running Facebook ads claiming he “championed” higher-quality and lower-priced health care legislation, but an analysis showed that his bills would have increased premiums and slashed protections for pre-existing conditions.

Accountability | Virginia

Records Reveal State Senator Who Lied About Swearing at Officer Also Misled About Driving Lexus

By Chad Smith on May 1, 2019.

Virginia state Sen. Amanda Chase admitted this week she lied about her encounter with a police officer at the Capitol. Records suggest she was also misleading about several other aspects of the run-in, including the kind of car she was driving.

Accountability | Virginia

Virginia Del. Glenn Davis Got 93% of Contributions from Special Interests

By Cole Driver on April 25, 2019.

Virginia state Del. Glenn Davis reported hauling in $14,400 in fundraising contributions between January and March, but less than 7 percent of that came from individuals. The rest came from PACs, businesses and lobbying firms, deepening Davis’ reliance on special-interest money for his re-election campaign.

Accountability | Virginia

State Sen. Amanda Chase Says Police Report About Her Profane Exchange with Officer was ‘Partisan’ Hit

By Chad Smith on April 25, 2019.

Virginia state Sen. Amanda Chase refuted a Capitol Police report that described an incident in which she profanely castigated an officer over parking last month, suggesting — with no evidence — that it was written with partisan motives.

Accountability | Virginia

State Senator Reported Just 1 Contribution from a Human Being, and He’s Not Even a Constituent

By Chad Smith on April 17, 2019.

A Virginia state senator hauled in more than $44,000 for his re-election efforts in the first quarter of this year, but he reported that only $200 of that — less than 0.5 percent — came from a real, live human being.

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