Alaskan Politician gives his side of the story on his own blog

“In the past I have talked with Bill Allen and Rick Smith of VECO about oil and gas issues. They both urged me to approve Governor Murkowski’s gas pipeline proposal.”

September 28, 2007, BOB LYNN, Alaska State Representative, State House District 31

http://alaskadistrict31.blogspot.com/2007_09_01_archive.html

Also, on the same blog:

VECO contributions given to charity

“When I learned from the media of VECO’s involvement in actual or alleged illegal acts, I promptly wrote a letter to the Alaska Public Offices Commission (APOC) to inform them that, at the conclusion of my 2006 campaign, I would donate contributions from VECO executives to charity (and that I did).”

September 28, 2007, BOB LYNN, Alaska State Representative, State House District 31

Relevance to Barbados

It seems that the Barbadian politicians were not alone. The Alaskans thought that VECO was bona fide. Now the Rep Bob Lynn gave his VECO contribution to charity. Has any politician in Barbados made a big contribution to a local charity recently? Will our politicians clear the air on this issue?

Ethics reform on the agenda in Alaska

“The Alaska Legislature, reeling from corruption convictions of three of its former members, isn’t done arguing ethics.
Anchorage Republican Rep. Kevin Meyer said he plans to put in a bill meant to generate discussion about whether legislators should get to vote on something in which they have a potential conflict of interest. Currently, conflicts don’t stop voting.
Meyer is also crafting a bill to forbid state legislators who are running for federal office from raising campaign money when the Legislature is in session. ”

http://www.citizensforethics.org/taxonomy/term/1106

Links:

VECO on BFP

VECO on BU