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VA legislators tighten ethics rules for public officials

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RICHMOND (WSLS) -Leaders in the house and senate came to a last-minute agreement on legislation aimed at tightening Virginia's ethics rules for public officials.

The new ethics reform put a 100-dollar cap on gifts lawmakers can accept including meals, entertainment and travel.

Pressure to reform Virginia's ethics comes after the conviction of former Governor Bob McDonnell on corruption charges last year.