Being a swing state in this election is going to put Virginia in the spotlight and on the hook. As the presidential candidates tour the state, extra security will be needed at campaign events. Those costs don’t appear to be covered by the campaign, but by the taxpayers. For instance, Donald Trump’s event this week in Roanoke cost taxpayers almost 20-thousand dollars. Most of it went towards extra police officers and the rest went toward extra fire department and EMS workers.
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