DV Archive

Decision Virginia Archive 8/08- 7/12

Local legislators fill VPAP list of gifts from lobbyists

leave a comment »

It is a much talked about list by the non-partisan Virginia Public Access Project. The group farmed out the gifts legislators received from lobbyists. Leaders are required to report those gifts and VPAP put together a list that is easy to read.

You can see the full list right here:


We took a look at what legislators from Central Virginia took in. Here is my story from NBC12:

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) – From fancy dinners to expensive trips, Virginia legislators were wined and dined in 2010. It is completely legal under Virginia law, but the $250 thousand worth of gifts that G.A. members took in is public record.

So we took a look at the list to find out what our local leaders were up to.

The top two groups that donated in kind gifts to Virginia lawmakers was the American Turkish Friendship Association and Virginia Uranium.

The local legislator who received the most in gifts benefited from both groups.

Chesterfield Sen. John Watkins received more than $12 thousand in gifts. Watkins made two trips, one to France on behalf of Virginia Uranium that cost more than $9,000, and $2,500 trip to Turkey. That trip was funded by the American Turkish Friendship Association.

But, Watkins wasn’t the only one who made a Turkish trip..

..read the full story on NBC12.com


Written by Ryan Nobles

February 8, 2011 at 6:36 pm

Posted in General Assembly 2011

Tagged with

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: