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RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) — Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling wants to put a $250 per year  limit on gifts to Virginia’s elected officials to create more financial disclosure transparency.

Bolling proposed the changes to the state’s ethics laws Tuesday, along with the creation of an ethics review commission.

State Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli had called for a special session to discuss ethics, but Governor Bob McDonnell and other republicans want to wait until the regular session in January.

Ethics discussions come after McDonnell came under public scrutiny for accepting gifts and loans from Star Scientific CEO and political donor Jonnie Williams.

McDonnell said he and his family are working toward repaying all of the gifts and loans his family received.