RICHMOND, Va. (AP/WUSA9) - Gov. Terry McAuliffe went right to work after being sworn in, signing four executive orders.
One imposes a $100 gift limit on himself, his family, other members of the administration and their families. The action comes as state and federal investigations continue into former Gov. Bob McDonnell's relationship with a business executive who showered him and his family with thousands of dollars in gifts and loans.
Another order prohibits state government from discriminating based on race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, political affiliation, disability, sexual orientation and, for the first time, gender identity.
The other two orders deal with government continuity.
NVTC's said in a statement about the executive order, "NVTC believes that ensuring the fair treatment of all employees in the workplace is essential for promoting recruitment and retention of the skilled workers who are critical to the growth of our innovation economy. Our members' ability to attract the best and brightest candidates to live and work in Virginia is dependent on the Commonwealth being open and equitable to all its citizens. The same is true of state government and our public universities in their workforce recruitment efforts. We applaud Gov. McAuliffe for making it clear that Virginia will not tolerate discrimination," saidNVTC President and CEO Bobbie Kilberg.