More questions surfaced Tuesday about who actually paid for Gov. Bob McDonnell’s daughter’s wedding in 2011 after the Washington Post obtained documents showing that the governor signed the catering contract and paid the nearly $8,000 deposit for the catering.
This comes in conflict with McDonnell’s previous claims that his daughter and her husband paid for their own wedding, and a $15,000 gift from a major campaign donor to pay for the food was a wedding gift and did not need to be disclosed under the law.
But when the combination of the governor’s deposit and the donor’s gift resulted in overpayment, the $3,500 refund check was paid to McDonnell’s wife, the Washington Post reports.
Virginia law requires that elected officials publicly report gifts of more than $50, but does not require politicians to disclose gifts made to family members.
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Under D.C.’s new health insurance exchange, smokers will not pay higher premiums than non-smokers. (Washington Post)
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley signed a bill Tuesday that will give Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker more control over the county's school system, effective June 1. (News 4)
Virginia Democrats want Cuccinelli to resign from office to restore public confidence that Virginia's top public law firm belongs to the people and "not deep-pocketed special interests.” (Virginian-Pilot)
In an op-ed, Sen. Kaine tells his colleagues to ignore the NRA and pass gun control legislation. (Virginian-Pilot)
Maryland lawmakers failed to pass a measure that would change a court ruling that designated pit bulls as an “inherently dangerous” breed. (News4)
A new Cuccinelli web ad slams McAuliffe, saying his electric car company hasn’t actually created jobs in Virginia. (Virginian-Pilot)
Tuesday was the first day Maryland candidates could register to run for the 2014 election. Eleven candidates filed, including four Montgomery County legislators seeking reelection. (Maryland Reporter)
The head of procurement at the District’s Department of General Services pled guilty last month to a DUI charge. (Washington City Paper)
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A new District proposal would allow a top-performing charter school favor neighborhood kids. Current law requires D.C. public charter schools to open enrollment to all students in the District through a lottery system. (Washington Examiner)