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With Gov. Bob McDonnell embroiled in an ethics scandal over gifts he and his family accepted, Virginia lawmakers are talking about how rules governing gifts to politicians should be strengthened.
Virginia's first lady reportedly used nearly $10,000 from her husband's political action committee to buy clothes.
It takes major events sometimes to change Virginia law. And, as serious as the scandals gripping Gov. Bob McDonnell are, they may be insufficient to radically alter Virginia public ethics laws rated among America's weakest.
Supporters of Gov. Bob McDonnell have established a nonprofit corporation to accept donations for his legal defense.
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