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Lawmakers in Virginia have taken the first steps to ban personal spending of campaign funds.
what’s happening: The bill is heading to the Senate floor after years of resistance, according to the Associated Press.
Important reasons: Virginia is one of only a handful of states that allows candidates to use money donated by supporters for things like mortgages and country club memberships, the AP wrote. .
What they say: “Nearly every other state and federal government prohibits the use of campaign funds by candidates or their families,” said Senator Jennifer Boisko, who sponsored the bill. “But in Virginia, we can take families on Caribbean cruises if we choose, and I don’t think it’s right.”
What’s next: The bill is currently awaiting a full vote in the Senate.
in the meantime…
⏰ A bill to adopt daylight saving time year-round has been rejected on the Senate floor because it could cause confusion in surrounding states. (WRIC)
💸 The House passed a $1 billion tax cut Senators rejected the bill the next day, despite Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s request. (washington post)
🔫 Senate Democrats introduced a series of gun-related bills, including a ban on assault weapons. The move has no prospects in the Republican-controlled House. (cardinal news)
🏚 A House committee has overturned a bill that would make it easier for local governments to crack down on slum owners. (times dispatch)