General Assembly Leaders Propose Ethics Reforms

General Assembly Leaders Propose Ethics Reforms

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General Assembly leaders have proposed a package of ethics reforms.  State Senator Tommy Norment (R-James City County) says the major features include the creation of a Virginia Ethics Commission that would have a mix of citizen members and elected officials. He says the backers of the ethics package want a $250 cap on gifts.  Norment (pictured, standing at podium) says House members of both parties, including Democratic Delegate David Toscano of Charlottesville, support the proposed reforms. Former Governor Bob McDonnell was criticized for accepting gifts and loans from the onetime founder of Star Scientific Corporation. His successor, Governor Terry McAuliffe, has issued an executive order that deals with gifts.


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