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Lawmakers spend $2 million on lodging

on December 23, 2013 10:29 AM

HARRISBURG (AP) — State lawmakers received more than $2 million for their lodging and meals during fiscal 2012-13, with the bulk of the taxpayer-funded reimbursements not requiring any receipts.

The Scranton Times-Tribune reported Sunday that lawmakers spent about $1.8 million for per diems — the daily allowances for lodging and meals that are tax-free and require no receipts — and nearly $200,000 more for lodging and meals which require receipts.

The paper reports senators received reimbursements of about $5,700 on average, while House members averaged about $8,500.

Senate Chief Clerk Russell Faber said a number of lawmakers are putting brief notations in records explaining what expenses are for on days the Legislature is not in session, to show how they relate to legislative activity.

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