RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Gov. Tim Kaine says Del. Phil Hamilton's arrangement to secureemployment with Old Dominion Univerity is a serious matter.
The Republican speaker of the House of Delegates, Bill Howell,on Monday sought a House ethics panel inquiry into theallegation.
E-mails two newspapers obtained through the Freedom ofInformation Act show Hamilton and ODU officials discussed a job forhim at a new teaching center at the Norfolk college five monthsbefore he steered a $500,000 state appropriation to the center.
The Newport News Republican is among a dozen lawmakers whodetermine the final shape of the state's budget.
Kaine criticized Hamilton's actions on Washington, D.C.'s WTOPradio Tuesday. But he did not call for Hamilton's resignation.
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Newport News police officers are in the middle of a massive operation to get wanted criminals out of the neighborhoods. They are rounding up everyone who has an outstanding warrant.
Hampton Roads Transit customers could see higher fares to ride the bus, light rail and ferry.
Running a red light could cost you a hefty fine, even if an officer doesn't pull you over. Cameras are going up at intersections across Hampton Roads, and the most recent went live Monday in downtown Norfolk.