Embattled GOP Del. Phil Hamilton (R-Newport News) has resigned effective today.
Hamilton — who lost his re-election bid this month to Democrat Robin Abbott) is under investigation for his conduct on the House Appropriations Committee.
A House ethics panel is looking into whether Hamilton improperly sought and accepted a teaching position at Old Dominion University after he secured funding for that center.
Federal authorities are also probing Hamilton’s actions.
His resignation means the legislative inquiry will come to a halt, though it’s unclear whether it will impact the criminal investigation.