TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – Pay the mayor. Kiss the bride.
Mayors in New Jersey can collect fees for officiating at
The state Community Affairs Department has reversed itself in an
ethics complaint against Bedminster Deputy Mayor Don Cross. It
originally said Cross had used his office for financial gain when
he asked couples to pay him.
However, a letter obtained by The Star-Ledger of Newark shows
the case is closed and Cross no longer faces a fine.
The state says it will provide guidelines on the issue.
Some mayors don’t charge. Others donate their wedding fees to
charities, while some declare it as income.
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