• Va. ethics bill aims to cap gifts to state lawmakers

    WASHINGTON — The ethics bill adopted Friday night by Virginia’s General Assembly to respond to the convictions of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen lacks some restrictions that Maryland and the District impose.…

  • Virginia General Assembly passes new “gift” laws in response to McDonnell scandal

    WASHINGTON — Virginia’s General Assembly adjourned late Friday night after passing an ethics reform bill that one delegate describes as an attempt to resolve the “Jonnie Williams problem”. Williams is the supplement company boss who gave…

  • Va. GOP files ethics complaint against Sen. Mark Warner

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Republican Party wants the U.S. Senate to investigate whether Democratic Sen. Mark Warner violated federal law when he discussed possible job opportunities for a former state senator’s daughter. GOP…

  • Gifts to governor toned down under McAuliffe

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Terry McAuliffe says he has not received any big-ticket gifts since taking office this year, a notable departure from what was commonplace under past administrations. A list of gifts received…

  • Va. governor putting together ethics commission

    ALAN SUDERMAN Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe is putting together a new ethics commission and asking it to come up with concrete proposals on how to improve Virginia’s image in…

  • Libertarian candidate hopes to attract disgruntled voters

    Robert Sarvis, the Libertarian candidate for governor, has earned a 7 percent rating in the latest polls but he\’s hoping voters turned off by the negativity of the two major party candidates will flock to him.

  • 2 delegates call for tightening Va. ethics laws

    With Gov. Bob McDonnell embroiled in an ethics scandal over gifts he and his family accepted, Virginia lawmakers are talking about how rules governing gifts to politicians should be strengthened.

  • Study: Md., Va. flunk for openness, accountability

    An eight-month investigation by the Center for Public Integrity, Global Integrity and Public Radio International gives most state governments low marks when it comes to tackling corruption, and the WTOP listening area ranks among the worst.