Category Archives: Transparency

GOP Should Support Bills to Strengthen SCC Oversight

In a House of Delegates committee meeting Tuesday, Republican delegates fell into an old and damaging pattern, casting vote after vote against bills that would strengthen regulatory oversight of a monopoly utility and better protect its millions of Virginia customers. … Continue reading

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Transparency and Accountability for EDA's

How transparent and accountable should Economic Development Authorities be to the public? That’s the fundamental issue raised by Sen. Amanda Chase, R-Chesterfield, who submitted a bill that would require local government approval for all EDA grants and budgets. That bill … Continue reading

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Transparency and Market Competition in Virginia

With little fanfare and scant media attention, Virginia government became more transparent, efficient and business friendly on July 1 thanks to a new law authored by Delegate Jim LeMunyon (R-Fairfax). During the administration of George Allen, Virginia led a national … Continue reading

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Is Virginia's P3 Program at Risk?

(This article is reprinted by Surface Transportation Innovations, a monthly newsletter by Reason Foundation.) The state with the longest track record in public-private partnerships (P3s) for transportation infrastructure is clearly Virginia. It enacted the first workable general enabling legislation for P3s back in … Continue reading

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USDA Spy Proposal: So Much for Privacy

(Publishers note: Gary Baise is a nationally recognized environmental attorney who was a key part of the initial leadership team when the Environmental Protection Agency came into existence.  He is a Virginia resident and the issues brought up in his … Continue reading

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