Michael Pope

Virginia Public Radio Reporter

Michael Pope is an author and journalist who lives in Old Town Alexandria. He has reported for NPR, the New York Daily News and the Alexandria Gazette Packet. He has a master's degree in American Studies from Florida State University, and he is a former adjunct professor at Tallahassee Community College. He is the author of four books.

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About a decade ago, Virginia abandoned the estate tax. Now, some are hoping Democrats bring it back.

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As the calendar draws to a close, federal officials in Washington are trying to close out the books. And, that’s creating a whirlwind of jockeying for dollars.

Should rich people pay more taxes? One congressman from Virginia thinks so.


Should local law enforcement officials help enforce federal immigration law?

The recent election may demonstrate a shift in one high-profile case.

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Many General Assembly Democrats campaigned on changing the way guns and environmental issues are regulated. Part of that change may mean giving more flexibility to local governments.