BREAKING: Hamilton Resigns

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.

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