The gifts scandal, turned indictment, turned trial of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife hasn’t deterred spending by Virginia lobbyists.Read More →
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Now that Republicans firmly control the General Assembly with their big win this week in coal country’s Senate District 38, Virginia can expect blissful compromise between state legislators and the Democratic executive branch, right?
Hardly.Read More →
By Kathryn Watson | Watchdog.org, Virginia Bureau
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — If the jury in former Gov. Bob McDonnell’s federal corruption trial finds him guilty, he’ll probably lose his cushy retirement benefits thanks to a law that he helped enact.
In March 2011, McDonnell, who championed himself as a reformer of the state’s underfunded pension system, signed a [...]