Governor-Appointed Panel Examines State and Local Ethics Laws

Former Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling and former Rep. Rick Boucher chair the commission

Former Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling and former Rep. Rick Boucher chair the commission

A blue-ribbon panel created by Governor McAuliffe to probe state and local ethics laws and recommend reforms met for the first time Monday and got right to work. After approving a statement of principles, the Governor’s Commission on Integrity and Public Confidence in State Government then plunged into a discussion of current laws among the states … and ethics policies that are thought to be “best practices” nationwide.  And as Virginia Public Radio’s Anne Marie Morgan reports, with the governor’s December 1st deadline for their proposals just around the corner, the members speedily reached a consensus on a number of concepts.

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