Both state lawmakers and Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe say ethics reform will be a priority in January when McAuliffe takes office and the General Assembly convenes.
But at least one lawmaker is warning that his colleagues should tread lightly and put a great deal of thought into their proposals … because the issue is more of a minefield than people realize.
Outspoken Delegate Bob Marshall took part in an ethics reform panel at the “AP Day” for reporters. He says disclosure is essential for ethics reform-because voters need to know who may influence officeholders when they receive gifts, services, and donations. And he questions McAuliffe’s proposal to ban gifts of more than $100.