Presidential candidates visiting the Gate City will continue to get a bill, but whether or not they will pay it remains to be seen. The Board of Aldermen’s administration affairs committee voted 5-1 to reject a proposal to prohibit the city from charging candidates for their visits. Campaign stops by President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney last November left the city with about $30,000 in police and fire overtime costs. The city has billed the campaigns, but has yet to be paid.
City yet to be paid for presidential campaign stops
By Tom Long| Globe Correspondent December 27, 2012
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