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Herring taps three to review AG office

(AP) — Virginia’s new attorney general has named three people to give his office a review, with an eye on reforms and cost savings.

Attorney General Mark R. Herring says the panel will review functions of his office to ensure that tax dollars are being spent efficiently and that the office is operated in the same manner as a modern, major law firm.

The panel will be led by Bill Leighty, whose lengthy resume in public service includes the post of chief of staff to two governors, Mark R. Warner and Timothy M. Kaine. He’s also former director of the Virginia Retirement System.

The other two review panel members are W. Taylor Reveley III, president of the College of William and Mary, and Katherine Busser, a top executive at Capital One.

A news release said the trio will work on a volunteer basis.

Among the functions to be reviewed are:

  • Office budget and finances,
  • Compliance with the Freedom of Information Act and Conflict of Interest Act,
  • Use of outside counsel, and
  • Information technology infrastructure.


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