McAuliffe Calls for Ban on Lobbyist Gifts
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe proposed today a complete ban on gifts from lobbyists to Virginia lawmakers and members of the executive branch.
He also said he would create a state-run Website that would detail lawmakers' campaign contributions, bills and the state budget. Those items are already available on various Websites but McAuliffe said he would put them all together in a more user friendly way.
McAuliffe's plan also calls for an online database of government contracts and improved ethics courses.
"As we work to grow our economy and create jobs across the Commonwealth, we must lead by example and demonstrate to taxpayers that their money is being spent fairly and wisely," McAuliffe said.
McAuliffe also pledged not to take any corporate contributions from companies receiving taxpayer-funded bailout money.
March 26, 2009; 3:23 PM ET
Categories: 2009 Governor's Race , Anita Kumar , Election 2009 , Terry McAuliffe
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