A Hampton Roads lawmaker was the leading recipient of gifts and free trips from private interests last year among the 140 members of the Virginia General Assembly.
Del. John Cosgrove, R-Chesapeake, received gifts and trips valued at $15,775 – almost as much as his $17,640 annual salary as a delegate.
To read more, and to search a database on other legislators, go to: http://hamptonroads.com/2012/02/lawmaker-trip-france-dissuaded-him-uranium-mining.
-Bill Sizemore, The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot