Tag: Robert McDonnell

Experts fear McDonnell win could hurt bay cooperation

Republican Robert McDonnell’s win Tuesday in the Virginia gubernatorial elections could roll back gains in that state’s cooperation with Maryland on the Chesapeake Bay and other policy issues, experts warned Wednesday.

Outgoing Democratic Gov. Timothy Kaine has had “a very cooperative, positive relationship” with Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, said Mark Rozell, a professor of public policy at Virginia’s George Mason University. This relationship, Rozell said, is, in part, due to Kaine’s and O’Malley’s shared party affiliation, as well as their similar views on issues such as the environment and the Chesapeake Bay.

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