September 25, 2014 •
Bipartisan Panel to Review Virginia Ethics Laws
Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced the appointment of a bipartisan panel to review state campaign finance, gift, and public disclosure laws. The panel is co-chaired by former Virginia Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling and former U.S. Rep. Rick Boucher, who represented a district in southwestern Virginia.
The governor’s announcement comes just weeks after former Gov. Bob McDonnell was convicted of corruption charges for accepting close to $200,000 of gifts in exchange for public acts.
Other topics on the table include merit selection of judges and redrawing of legislative district lines.
Gov. McAuliffe has asked the panel for a report by December 1, giving the General Assembly time to take action in 2015.
Photo of Gov. Terry McAuliffe courtesy of Kate Wellington in Wikimedia Commons.
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