“I am pleased that the entire Democratic Caucus will be standing with the governor in support of this amendment. The ethics package that was rushed through at the last minute at the end of Session was a start, but now the Governor’s amendments, and this one in particular, does much more to create real ethics reform and restore Virginians' confidence in their government. I would hope that my Republican colleagues will join us to show Virginians that they are truly committed to lasting and meaningful ethics reform.”
Henrico – Senator A. Donald McEachin today thanked Governor McAuliffe for his Ban the Box executive order. Senator McEachin said, “I believe this can make a significant difference in the lives of many Virginians. Moreover, giving folks an opportunity to get good paying jobs means they can support their families, contribute to their communities and pay their fair share. They then have a much better chance of succeeding in our society and not becoming repeat offenders. I introduced this bill last year and was pleased to co-patron Senator Dance’s version this year.
“Given what happened yesterday and what happened a couple of years ago, it raises some serious questions in my mind whether they should have arrest powers,” State Senator Donald McEachin of Henrico County said Thursday.