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The Virginia Conflict of Interest and Ethics Advisory Council has a new executive director. The General Assembly has appointed Stewart Petoe, an attorney from the state’s crime commission, to fill the position left vacant since May. Chris Piper, Petoe’s successor, […]

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This week the U.S. Supreme Court vacated the conviction of former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell, who was convicted on ethics charges in 2014. The Court unanimously ruled the interpretation of bribery law was overly broad and making phone calls and […]

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A special election will be held on November 8 to fill a vacancy in the state Senate. Sen. Kenny Alexander left the seat after being elected mayor of Norfolk on May 3. Alexander’s election, however, occurred too late to hold a […]

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Gov. Terry is the subject of a federal investigation surrounding contributions to his gubernatorial campaign. The Department of Justice is looking into donations received while McAuliffe was a board member of the Clinton Global Initiative, a charitable foundation set up […]

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Last week, Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed Senate Bill 692, approving changes to the state’s ethics laws yet again. Among the changes, lobbyists will only have to file one disclosure report each year, down from two, on July 1 for the […]

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The executive director of the newly formed ethics council in Virginia has been removed from this position. Chris Piper was fired from his post at the Virginia Conflict of Interest and Ethics Advisory Council after some legislators claimed they thought […]

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Meeting today for its annual veto-session, the Virginia General Assembly turned its attention to ethics legislation amendments recommended by Gov. Terry McAuliffe. Lawmakers recently passed identical bills, Senate Bill 692 and House Bill 1362, to roll back some of the […]

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Gov. Terry McAuliffe has set the date for a special election to replace state Sen. John Miller. The election will be held on November 8, 2016. Miller, representing Senate District 1, died earlier this month, less than a year into his […]

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Gov. Terry McAuliffe will soon set a special election to fill the District 1 seat of the state senate. Sen. John Miller, who passed away Monday, leaves the seat open less than a year into a four-year term. Given the […]

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The Virginia General Assembly adjourned sine die on March 11, 2016, a day earlier than scheduled. Among its accomplishments is a new, two-year $105 billion budget and some adjustments to the new ethics rules passed last year. If approved by […]

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February 22, 2016  •  

Monday News Roundup

Lobbying New Mexico: “Senators Credit KOB As They Pass Campaign Finance System Reform” by Ryan Luby for KOB Campaign Finance New Mexico: “‘Dark Money’ Disclosure Bill Dies in Final Days of Session” by Trip Jennings for New Mexico In Depth […]

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The Alexandria City Council enacted a resolution over the weekend to promote greater transparency and ethics guidelines for city officials. The resolution, in part, creates a nine-member committee to draft a code of conduct and ethics pledge for elected and […]

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Beginning November 1, the Virginia Conflict of Interest and Ethics Advisory Council assumed responsibility for all lobbyist registrations and disclosures. Created in the spring by the passage of House Bill 2070, the Council is required to review all disclosure forms […]

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The number of municipalities and regional governments our research associates track continues to grow. We now cover almost 300 municipalities and local governments. This is part of a continuous effort to better serve the needs of our clients. In that […]

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