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Friday, February 6, 2009

Chris says:

There were reports in the news recently about the legislative per diem, where even some who live within driving distance were still taking the hotel per diem.
Has anything been done about this? I recall that several top Salt Lake County officials lost jobs and the Auditor was convicted of theft for either unauthorized gas purchases or use of county property for personal reasons. I don't see how being reimbursed for something you never used is any different. Any legislator who takes the hotel reimbursement and didn't actually stay in one is unethical, in my opinion. This is just another example that gives the public the perception that our legislators can't be trusted.

1 comment:

  1. I work for the state and if I did that I would not only be fired but criminally prosecuted. Funny their perdiem is higher than what we get also.