• 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.…

  • Frederick scopes lobbyist’s clout, value

    Spending $28,000 on a lobbyist in 2012 might help save Frederick much more money than that and keep the city better advised about what goes on in the General Assembly, some city officials say.