Bill to curb spending of campaign dollars on personal items dies in Virginia House subcommittee
Virginia lawmakers have ended for another year efforts to put basic limits on how they can spend money donated to their campaigns.
A Republican-controlled House subcommittee on Wednesday defeated a bill that would have prohibited spending on what its sponsor called “the low-hanging fruit.” Included in the ban would have been spending on mortgages and country club memberships.
Virginia is a national outlier for its lack of such a ban, which lawmakers have long resisted implementing.
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