Pay to Play Corruption
Having a legislator from our community assigned to the Appropriations Committee, as we do with Delegate David Reid. In a separate budget item, submitted at the request of Delegate David Reid, there will be a no-strings-attached earmark of $255,000 going to his political allies and private citizen to stimulate production of intangible material. Acting through an obscure introduction into the budget hours before passage and misrepresented to the members of the House, laws which typically apply to this type of disbursement were waived, meaning there is no guarantee the material promised will actually be produced or be made available to the taxpayers who fund its production.
David Reid paid his political allies 1/4 Million dollars for something, but no one knows what it was except Reid and the private citizen.