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  1. Citing tougher scrutiny, Republican upends VA Senate with resignation | Kathryn Watson | 7Read the original story

    49 min ago | Townhall

    ... ted to CBS 6 in Richmond is the increased scrutiny in the wake of the indictment and conviction of former Gov. Bob McDonnell . Watkins told the station he had been considering retirement ever since McDonnell's September conviction.

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  2. Anti-corruption move gains tractionRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | China Daily

    ... 1870. Guess what? We are still fighting it," he said, citing the recent case in which former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen were indicted and convicted on federal corruption charges. To Wedeman, the current war on corruption in ...

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  3. A. Barton Hinkle on Ending State Monopolies on Liquor SalesRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

    ... the principal reason lawmakers couldn't agree to privatize the state's booze business back in 2010, when Gov. Bob McDonnell proposed the idea. McDonnell also muddied the issue by pitching privatization as a means of raising revenue for roads. That ...

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  4. State Senator John Watkins announces retirement; cites post-McDonnell ethics scrutinyRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WTVR Richmond

    ... that was not the reason. He said he had been thinking about retirement ever since former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell was convicted on corruption charges in September. A situation that ushered in a new wave of ethics laws and scrutiny. "I've been ...

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  5. Reimbursement dispute ongoing in councilRead the original story

    Yesterday | Northern Virginia Daily

    ... this is one I firmly embrace. I'm not likening this councilman's actions to those of the former governor [Bob McDonnell] but we have unanswered questions and no one within the town has been able to answer them." "if there is impropriety or intent, ...

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  6. Virginia's gas tax headed up over Internet impasseRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 23 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    ... Nov. 30. The increase was one of several changes legislators agreed to last year when they passed then-Gov. Bob McDonnell's transportation funding bill. Sales tax increased in Hampton Roads as well, and the state expects to collect hundreds of ...

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  7. The Virginia Way, Part 8: Disclosure rules are lax, and reports are hard to findRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 22 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    ... legislators file and nobody checks the reports for accuracy - unless, as happened in the case of former Gov. Bob McDonnell, there is a tip that something is awry. Richmond Commonwealth's Attorney Michael Herring ended his investigation into whether ...

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  8. Western Bypass right-of-way in process of being soldRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 21 | Charlottesville Tomorrow

    ... because local officials opposed the project and blocked construction funding. The administration of Gov. Bob McDonnell convinced a majority of the Albemarle Board of Supervisors to support the bypass in June 2011 and the project was quickly ...

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  9. Former Virginia GOP official arrested for impersonating a cop and 'searching' a coupleRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 21 | The Raw Story

    ... pictures of himself online with Republican figures like 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney and former Gov. Bob McDonnell (R). Adams also entered an "Alford plea" last year after being accused in court of embezzling $1,100 from a security company ...

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  10. Virginia Politics: Ethics issues likely to be General Assembly focusRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 21 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    The elephant in the room when legislators gather these days is what to do to reform Virginia's lax ethics rule It wasn't on the agenda, but ethics reform was on many legislators' minds when the Senate Finance Committee gathered for its annual two-day retreat this week. The conviction of former Gov. Bob McDonnell on federal corruption charges and voters' growing concerns about the influence of gifts, campaign donations and legislators' outside business interests will focus attention on ethics when the General Assembly convenes in January, senators said.

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  11. Former Virginia Governor's Personal Activities Under Federal InvestigationRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 22, 2013 | Voice of America

    The outgoing governor of the mid-Atlantic state of Virginia, Republican Robert McDonnell, is widely reported to be under federal investigation for allegedly accepting gifts and gratuities. The governor has defended his actions as not violating his own sate's ethic laws.

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  12. The Virginia Way, Part 6: Giving gifts, and gaining influence?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 20 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    ... disclose all gifts of more than $50. This year, in the wake of the scandal over gifts and loans to former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his family, the General Assembly revised the law to say legislators could not accept any single gift of more than $250 ...

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  13. Virginia farm products part of nation's record-setting ag exportsRead the original story

    Thursday Nov 20 | Virginia Farm Bureau

    ... and consumption of U.S. agricultur... Virginia will open agricultural trade office in Europe RICHMOND - Gov. Bob McDonnell announced June 20 that Virginia will open a new trade office in Europe to focus on increasing agricultural and fores... USDA ...

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  14. Gray Says He Wasn't Involved in Rejected Plea DealRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 20 | City Paper

    ... charging him until he leaves office, a deal that would echo the prosecution of Rolex-loving Virginia governor Bob McDonnell (and look where it got him !). "I've left all of this to Bob Bennett," Gray said. "He's obviously one of the finest attorneys ...

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  15. Henrico woman arrested after a I love ISISa Facebook post; family explainsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | WTVR Richmond

    ... uss safe ways into Syria. The lead prosecutors in this case are Jessica Aber - who most recently worked on the Bob McDonnell corruption trial - and Michael Gill - who prosecuted the Michael Vick case.

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  16. HDL confirms layoffs amid lawsuit, federal investigationRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 14 | NBC12

    ... investment in the Virginia BioTechnology Research Park near downtown. Mayor Dwight Jones and then-governor Bob McDonnell trumpeted the move as a project which would bring more than 200 new jobs to the city. The company's work helps physicians work ...

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  17. Left hypocritically accuses GOP of wanting to 'rig' the electoral collegeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 17 | Examiner.com

    ... The six states are Michigan, Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin. Unless they passed it while Bob McDonnell was governor, it won't otherwise happen in Virginia since Democrat Terry McAuliffe occupies the governor's mansion in ...

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  18. Stephanie Harris on Sessoms conflict of interest allegationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 17 | WAVY-TV Portsmouth

    ... it's something state lawmakers tackled last session, after the public corruption scandal of former Governor Bob McDonnell. They passed a new bill that created an ethics council. That council is not up and running yet, but it will be available to ...

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  19. McAuliffe group: Tighten on travel, give ethics rules teethRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 14 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    ... proved more difficult on other points Monday, during the commission's first meeting. ( Travis Fain ) Gov. Bob McDonnell's conviction for accepting gifts and loans from a Virginia businessman, which apparently violated federal law without violating ...

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  20. Virginia Ethics Commission Votes on Reform IdeasRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 14 | NBC29

    After a dark and scandalous chapter, members believe we are heading in a better direction. Governor Terry McAuliffe appointed the bipartisan panel following the conviction of his predecessor, former Governor Bob McDonnell, on corruption charges.

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