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Commonwealth of Virginia
Office of the Attorney General

Mark Herring
Attorney General

900 East Main Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219


Contact: Emily Bolton
Office: (804)786-0147 
Cell: (804)839-9024 
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~ On General Assembly's passage of Governor McAuliffe's amendment to create a $100 aggregate limit on gifts ~ 

RICHMOND(March 23, 2015)--Attorney General Mark R. Herring issued the following statement after the General Assembly agreed to Governor McAuliffe's ethics bill amendment establishing a $100 annual aggregate limit on gifts received by officials:


"On my first day in office I imposed a strict ethics policy and $100 gift ban on my staff, my family, and myself and I don't think we're missing out on anything. We should all be in public service for the benefit of the people, not personal gain. We've still got more work to do to ban campaign funds for personal use and to establish a real ethics commission, but this is another important step in rebuilding the public trust that has been so badly damaged in recent years. Governor McAuliffe has been relentlessly pushing this issue forward since day one. He refused to let the momentum for ethics reform fade and I thank him for his strong leadership."


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