But for goodness sake, DON'T raise pay for teachers or cops or firefighters
or clerks in our state government offices.Can't have that, can
Could someone help me understand how increasing transparency by making lawmakers
request a reimbursement for hotels and meals requires them to boost their salary
by from $117.00 a day to $273.00 a day? What they should do is abolish the
practice of providing a $156.00 a day for each member regardless of where they
live. Remember this is public service right? If we were to
calculate that over 52 weeks that would amount to $70,980 (I realize they
don't work 52 weeks) but $273 a day is pretty good for public service.
It would seem appropriate to continue the $117 per day for all legislators.
For all other expenses, it would seem appropriate to require legislators to
submit receipts to be reimbursed for actual cost up to the amounts specified for
travel, lodging, and meals. I did not notice mileage as a reimbursible expense,
but for those who travel it seems reasonable and appropriate to reimburse that