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December 20, 2019 In The News, State Oversight

Norfolk and Hampton foster care programs have steered work to company with personal ties to city officials

"'Virginians need to have confidence that their public officials are working for what’s in the best interest of the public,' said Daniel Stevens, executive director of Campaign for Accountability, a nonpartisan government watchdog organization based in Washington, D.C. 'These situations should be investigated, and the city governments should put in place procedures to ensure that the work is awarded to the most qualified candidates, not the candidates with the best connections.'"

Google grilling

"The nonprofit watchdog Campaign for Accountability, citing a recent Wall Street Journal report on Google’s “blacklists” of certain phrases or terms to shape search results, sent a letter to Senate leaders raising concerns about Google’s recent testimony on the topic. (A Google spokesperson told MT “the testimony was 100% accurate.”)"

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