Tag: ethics

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Ethics of Acquiring Cultural Heritage Objects focus of W&L conference

The Mudd Center for Ethics is hosting a conference on “The Ethics of Acquiring Cultural Heritage Objects.”


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Goodlatte, staff under fire for work on Trump immigration executive order

Remember when Bob Goodlatte was concerned about executive overreach and the separation of powers? That was so Obama era.


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Goodlatte effort to gut ethics watchdog backfires on GOP

The effort to gut an independent ethics watchdog led by Sixth District Congressman Bob Goodlatte came to an ugly end Tuesday.


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NPR exec Keith Woods to speak at W&L on bias in journalism

NPR vice president Keith Woods will deliver the keynote address for the 62nd Ethics Institute in Journalism at Washington and Lee University.


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Conference on The Ethics of Environmental Valuation sponsored by W&L

The Mudd Center for Ethics at Washington and Lee University will host an interdisciplinary conference on The Ethics of Environmental Valuation.


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McAuliffe, legislators, PACs all riding the funny money train

Remember how Gov. Terry McAuliffe was going to make ethics reform a hallmark of his administration? Yeah, so much talk.


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CREW files McDonnell amicus with Supreme Court

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics filed an amicus brief asking the Supreme Court to uphold the conviction of former Gov. Bob McDonnell.


Washington and Lee’s Mudd Center for Ethics begins series on the ethics of citizenship with Speaker Danielle S. Allen

Danielle S. Allen, professor of government and director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University, is the first speaker in the 2015–16 Ethics of Citizen series, sponsored by the Roger Mudd Center for Ethics at Washington and Lee University.


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Governor McAuliffe statement on General Assembly acceptance of $100 annual gift cap

Governor Terry McAuliffe released the following statement after the General Assembly agreed to his amendment strengthening ethics reform legislation by adding a $100 annual aggregate cap on gifts:


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Senate Democrats comment on ethics bill

This afternoon, the Virginia Senate passed a bipartisan ethics reform package. The final bill, SB 1424, includes many changes originally proposed by Senate Democrats, including chief co-patrons Senator Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria), Senator John Edwards (D-Roanoke), Senator Dave Marsden (D-Fairfax), Senator Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax), and Senator Jennifer Wexton (D-Loudoun).


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Virginia Houses of Delegates passes ethics reform bill

The Virginia House of Delegates passed ethics reform legislation Tuesday that creates a $100 gift cap and significantly strengthens the independent advisory panel created in 2014.


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Dems: Senate Republicans not taking ethics reform seriously

It’s been a rough week for ethics reform in the Virginia Senate. Earlier, Senate Majority Leader Tommy Norment demonstrated his grave concern for the Commonwealth’s ethics issues by declaring them nothing more than a manufactured media crisis.


Mitt Romney proceeds to fulfill the definition of insanity

On Friday, Mitt Romney finally told the truth about his interest in a third presidential run to a room full of Republican donors, as if he hadn’t planned for this all along.


Ken Plum: Legislative redistricting remains an issue

Just last month a panel appointed by Governor Terry McAuliffe to look at ethics issues in state government recommended that Virginia establish an independent redistricting commission to draw legislative district lines.


Del. Sam Rasoul calls for amending U.S., Virginia constitutions to limit corruption

Delegate Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke City) has announced that he will call for changes to the constitutions of both the United States and Virginia during the upcoming 2015 General Assembly session. Rasoul aims to restore fairness to elections and end gerrymandering via the legislation.


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Will Medicaid expansion issue push General Assembly into second overtime?

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is going to make a push for Medicaid expansion in the 2015 Virginia General Assembly session. Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham joins host Jim Bresnahan on WREL-1450AM to discuss the impact that the Medicaid push may have on what promises to be a contentious winter in the state capital.


Ken Plum: On the agenda for the Virginia General Assembly

One of the most frequently asked questions of me this time of year is, “What will the General Assembly be doing when it meets?”


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Virginia House Republican leaders propose $100 gift cap

Virginia House of Delegates Republican leaders on Wednesday proposed a $100 gift cap on both tangible and intangible gifts.


House Speaker Bill Howell on ethics commission recommendations

House Speaker Bill Howell issued the following statement Monday on the interim recommendations of Governor Terry McAuliffe’s Commission on Integrity and Public Confidence in State Government.


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McAuliffe receives interim report from the Commission on Integrity and Public Confidence in State Government

Governor Terry McAuliffe today received the interim report from the Commission on Integrity and Public Confidence in State Government and thanked its 10 members for their work to produce recommendations on ethics reforms.


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Sens. Petersen and Stuart propose gift ban for Virginia elected officials

State Sens. Chap Petersen and Richard Stuart have written the first gift-ban ethics reform bill for the 2015 General Assembly session.


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McAuliffe announces first meeting of government reform commission

Governor Terry McAuliffe’s Commission to Ensure Integrity and Public Confidence in State Government will convene its first meeting at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, October 27 in House Room 3 of the state Capitol.


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Waynesboro teen completes The Original NOLS Course

Daniel Brooks, 17, of Waynesboro, Va., recently completed a wilderness expedition traveling in the Rocky Mountains with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS).


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House Speaker, Senate Majority Leader on McAuliffe integrity commissionnnnn

Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) and Senate Majority Leader Thomas K. Norment, Jr. (R-James City) issued the following statement Thursday.


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Senate Democrats praise McAuliffe for creating good government commission

This afternoon, Senate Democrats praised Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s creation of a new commission to propose ethics, transparency, and various other good government reforms.


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Herring statement on new Commission on Integrity and Public Confidence in State Government

Attorney General Mark Herring issued the following statement regarding Governor McAuliffe’s creation of the Governor’s Commission on Integrity and Public Confidence in State Government.


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McAuliffe announces commission to ensure integrity, confidence in state government

Governor Terry McAuliffe today signed Executive Order 28 establishing the Commission to Ensure Integrity and Public Confidence in State Government.


Ethics complaint filed against Barbara Comstock for disclosure violation

The American Democracy Legal Fund (ADLF) has filed a complaint with the Office of Congressional Ethics against Barbara Comstock, candidate for Virginia’s 10th Congressional district.


Ken Plum: The legacy of Bob McDonnell

I had no idea what to expect when the jury announced it had reached its verdicts on the charges against former Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen, but when the verdicts were announced I was stunned.


Lieutenant Governor Northam keynotes VMI Convocation

Today Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam provided the keynote address at the Virginia Military Institute’s (VMI) Convocation ceremony, the annual assembly of students and faculty to recognize the beginning of a new academic year.


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Political fallout from Bob McDonnell verdict

You have to wonder how Phil Puckett and Terry Kilgore reacted to the news that former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were convicted on multiple federal corruption charges related to $170,000 in loans and gifts that the former First Couple received from a state businessman.


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Strong statement from Attorney General Mark Herring on McDonnell conviction

Attorney General Mark R. Herring issued the following statement on the verdict in the trial of Governor Bob McDonnell.


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Statement of Del. Mark Keam on Joe Morrissey charges

Following the grand jury indictment of Del. Joe Morrissey on Monday, Del. Mark Keam issued the following statement.


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Kirk Cox: Responsible state budget without Medicaid expansion

Last night the General Assembly completed its work on the 2014-16 state budget that excludes Medicaid expansion. We addressed Governor McAuliffe’s 8 line-item budget vetoes, to include two that were ruled unconstitutional.


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Veto! Governor McAuliffe pushes back on budget, Medicaid

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced a series of line-item vetoes of the budget passed by the Virginia General Assembly with the goal in mind of continuing efforts to expand the state’s Medicaid system.


Tazewell supervisor Mike Hymes announces for 38th Senate District

Mike Hymes has announced his candidacy for Democratic nomination in the 38th Senate District. The election, a result of Democratic Senator Phillip Puckett’s resignation, will be held August 19th.


Celebrate National Trails Day® at Shenandoah National Park

Celebrate American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day® in Shenandoah National Park on Saturday, June 7, 2014.


Quentin Kidd: Response to Emmett Hanger on Medicaid

While certainly not desiring to take anything away from Emmett Hanger’s leadership on Medicaid expansion, the positions in the General Assembly on this issue overwhelmingly fall along party lines.


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Attorney General Mark Herring hits 100-day mark

Today marks 100 days since Mark R. Herring was sworn in as Virginia’s 48th Attorney General.


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Dave Brat calls for investigation into hiring tied to Eric Cantor

Seventh District Republican congressional nomination candidate Dave Brat responded today to the breaking news that the Republican Party of Virginia has hired a political operative as executive director whose firm is apparently under contract with incumbent Congressman Eric Cantor.