WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Rich In Richmond: Sixteen Virginia Legislators Are Millionaires

Play associated audio
At least 16 of Virginia's 139 state legislators are worth more than $1 million.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dougtone/8124528665/
At least 16 of Virginia's 139 state legislators are worth more than $1 million.

At least 16 state lawmakers in Virginia have investments worth more than $1 million, according to a new analysis by a nonprofit that tracks money in politics.

The Virginia Public Access Project compiled personal finance forms of the 139 current members of the General Assembly.

Lawmakers do not have to provide the specific value of their stock holdings and investments, but instead provide broad ranges of worth. The forms do not disclose the value of real estate holdings, which means that there are possibly several more millionaires serving in the General Assembly.

Of the 16 lawmakers identified by VPAP, 13 are Republicans and three are Democrats.

Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe is a multi-millionaire, according to his personal financial disclosure form.

NPR

'Star Wars' Editors Defy Hollywood Conventions

In a film industry often dominated by men, there's at least one exception: Many editors are women. Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey speak about their work on the new Star Wars.
NPR

Florida Says Its Fruits, Vegetables Are Safe From Invasive Fruit Fly

Since September, Florida has been fighting an infestation of the Oriental fruit fly, an invasive pest that threatened more than 400 crops. The state declared the insect eradicated as of Saturday.
NPR

Who Are The Possible Candidates To Fill Scalia's Seat?

Any pick by President Obama is sure to touch off a tough confirmation fight. But who will be at the center of the fray? Here are a few likely candidates.
NPR

West Point Students' Plan To Counter ISIS Online Strategy

The State Department sponsored a contest to find the best ways to combat ISIS propaganda online. A group of cadets from West Point got second prize. Rachel Martin speaks with team member CJ Drew.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.