Virginia received a grade of F and ranked 47th among the states in the 2012 State Integrity Investigation, a project of the Center for Public Integrity, Global Integrity, and Public Radio International. Here's how Virginia stacks up against other states, based on that report and data on gift rules for governors collected last year by the political fact-checking organization PolitiFact Virginia:
VIRGINIA: No limit on gifts to governors by statute, although Gov. Terry McAuliffe imposed a $100 limit on himself and administration officials by executive order. Gifts valued at $50 or more must be disclosed unless they are from a family member or personal friend, which is not defined by law. Virginia scored near the bottom on public access to information and ethics enforcement.
NEW JERSEY: Ranked first with a B-plus score. Governor's gift limit is $350. Gifts of more than $200, or $100 cash, must be disclosed. New Jersey ranked first for ethics enforcement and executive branch accountability.
CALIFORNIA: Ranked fourth with a B-minus score. Governor's gifs limited to $440 per giver per year, $10 per lobbyist per month. Gifts of $50 or more must be disclosed. California received high marks for internal auditing and lobbying disclosure.