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Bill Would Require Expense Receipts for Lawmakers

The Legal Intelligencer

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A newly introduced Senate bill would require elected officials in Pennsylvania to provide receipts for all expenses. SB 1291 would principally target state lawmakers who are paid a flat rate per diem for travel to Harrisburg and committee meetings to cover meals and lodging. The daily rate, now at $159, is tied to the maximum allowable reimbursement rate for federal employees.

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