Thursday, January 24, 2008

Saxman bill limiting Party events during Session passes House...

... faces stiff opposition in Senate

Delegate Chris Saxman (R-Staunton) introduced a bill that would prevent legislators, the governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general and members of the Virginia congressional delegation from attending Party-sponsored fundraisers during a regular General Assembly session. His concern was the influence such events could have over legislators. The bill overwhelmingly passed the House 95-1.

It now goes to the Democrat-controlled Senate where it will likely face stiff opposition.

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1 comment:

James Atticus Bowden said...

This bill should be defeated.

What is a Republican doing pushing meaningless feel good legislation?

Less than one dollar in 5, fewer for many, goes to the VA GOP politicians from our Party.

The legislation is devoid of meaning.

Like politicians will be influenced by PARTY contributions one day before the session ends and won't be the day after?

Timing - in the few days the GA is in session - has nothing to do with the corruption of political power that brought us HB 3202 or the chicken little tax hike of 04 or any other bad legislation.

This bill just gives politicians an excuse for not having to drive out to Party functions while they are schmoozing the real money - the lobbyists - in Richmond when the GA is open.

Explain the cause and effect of how it stops corruption.

What a waste of time and paper called legislation.