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Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe to sign gift ban on first day in office

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Posted at 8:33 AM, Jan 02, 2014
and last updated 2014-01-02 08:33:20-05

Richmond, Va. – Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe will sign an executive order on his first day in office placing a $100 gift ban on himself, his family, and members of the executive branch, according to McAuliffe spokesperson Rachel Thomas.

In addition, the governor-elect wants to work with the General Assembly to reform ethics laws governing the legislature, WTVR reports.

“The governor-elect plans to work with members of the General Assembly to cap the value of gifts public officials and their staffs can receive, strengthen penalties for violating disclosure laws, and establish an independent ethics panel to hold public officials accountable,” Thomas wrote in an email.

Click here to read the entire report from WTVR/CBS 6 in Richmond, Virginia.