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.

Last year, Democrats took action on a host of new gun control laws. Now, they are coming back around to make some changes.

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Senators are considering a House bill that would reduce some court fines and fees.

Lawmakers agree they want to make it easier to expunge old criminal records. But, for a year now Democrats who control the General Assembly have not been able to agree about how to make that happen.


Lawmakers in Richmond are trying to balance the books during a pandemic and an economic crisis.

Virginia lawmakers may be on the verge of closing one of the most notorious campaign finance loopholes in the country.