Travis Fain

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Travis Fain covers state government and politics out of Richmond. He grew up in Georgia and graduated from the University of Georgia. He's covered state government in Georgia, North Carolina and now Virginia. He's been a professional reporter since 1998 and started with the Daily Press in January, 2014. He is married with two children.

 

Recent Articles

  • McAuliffe vetoes police bills, ACLU promises lawsuit

    McAuliffe vetoes police bills, ACLU promises lawsuit

    RICHMOND – Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced vetoes Friday for bills meant to rein in police surveillance, and the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia quickly promised a lawsuit to prevent police from storing large swaths of data from license plate readers. McAuliffe said he feared both versions...

  • Bill would allow Dominion Power to skip state reviews

    Bill would allow Dominion Power to skip state reviews

    RICHMOND – Dominion Virginia Power, the state's largest electricity provider and the heaviest of hitters on Capitol Square, would skip routine state regulatory reviews in coming years and potentially freeze a portion of its rates under newly proposed legislation. Senate Bill 1349 is very much a...

  • Senate Republicans kill bill on raising minimum wage

    Senate Republicans kill bill on raising minimum wage

    RICHMOND - Senate Republicans killed off this year's minimum wage increase request Monday, shooting down a Democratic bill to increase the floor to $10.10 an hour over the next two-and-a-half years. The vote was 11-3 to lay the bill aside for the rest of this legislative session, a motion offered...

  • Virginia's judicial evaluations questioned

    Virginia's judicial evaluations questioned

    Legislators tasked with vetting Virginia judges criticized a pair of Peninsula judges during a six-hour hearing Friday that also brought forth bias concerns about the state's judicial evaluation tool. James City County Judge Colleen K. Killilea and Newport News Judge Alfred O. Masters Jr. both...

  • Virginia's gas tax headed up

    Virginia's gas tax headed up

    RICHMOND — Virginia's gas tax will almost certainly increase Jan. 1, ratcheting up about 45 percent because of last year's landmark transportation funding deal and a congressional unwillingness to crack down on Internet sales tax collections. The gas tax is set to go from 3.5 percent of the wholesale...

  • Norment, no stranger to judicial hardball, says maybe it's time for change

    Norment, no stranger to judicial hardball, says maybe it's time for change

    RICHMOND — Senate Majority Leader Tommy Norment said Wednesday that it may be time to change the way Virginia chooses judges He's no stranger the controversy and acrimony the current process breeds. It gives the General Assembly's majority party great power, and Norment is always in the thick of...

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