RIGHT TO KNOW

House Majority Leader Todd Gilbert, R-Shenandoah, wants the Library of Virginia to work faster when cataloging documents from gubernatorial administrations.But without more staff, processing documents and making them available to the public faster will be difficult, said Sandra Treadway, the Librarian of Virginia.Gilbert filed a bill this week that...
Northern Virginia may have won half of Amazon’s HQ2, but Hampton Roads and the Richmond region made their own pitches to the corporate giant, touting cheap labor and housing prices and site plans that included corporate rallies at a new baseball stadium and massive transportation improvements like light rail lines.The...
Last week, environmental activists circulated a video of Dominion Energy CEO Tom Farrell leaving Gov. Ralph Northam’s office.The timing raised eyebrows, coming on the heels of Northam's much criticized decision to replace two members of the State Air Pollution Control Board, which was due to vote on a key permit...
Imagine if you were sitting down to dinner tonight and your spouse said she had something really important to talk with you about.You’re not totally surprised by this because she’s been gone a lot, taking whispered phone calls, sending late-night texts. But you still don’t really know what might...
A judge in Richmond decided earlier this month that Virginia's judiciary was not subject to the Freedom of Information Act.The ruling was the culmination of a more than three-year tug-of-war between an Eastern Shore sculptor and the court system’s administrators.Dr. William Turner has long believed that circuit court judges...
Most local governments and school districts in Virginia have a top administrator responsible for day-to-day management.Whether the job is called a manager, administrator, superintendent or something else, candidates are hired by the governing board and charged with both implementing and informing the board’s policies.The positions are extremely important and...
Thirty years ago, John Q. Public Servant had a report he had to produce for his boss, the county manager.He was tired and his kid was sick, so he left work a bit early to work on it at home.He sat down at the kitchen table after grabbing one...