Tobacco panel is targeted
Legislation would increase oversight
By BULLETIN AND AP REPORTS -
RICHMOND — Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe and a powerful Republican lawmaker are teaming up to propose tighter grant-making rules for the embattled Virginia tobacco commission.
The commission’s chairman, GOP Del. Terry Kilgore, introduced legislation Friday that would require greater scrutiny and transparency over how the commission spends its funds. It would also reduce the number of commission members from 31 to 25, create a revolving loan fund and require grant seekers to put up matching funds.
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