Another scourge of Harrisburg (along with bloated pensions) is the use of hefty per-diems for food and lodging. The anti-Tom Corbett site CasablancaPa did a post Sunday on the $32,000 in per-diems new House Majority Leader Mike Turzai took in 2007-2008, with more than $11,000 of the total coming on days the House wasn't in session.
In addition the Bradford Woods Republican often got food reimbursements from a taxpayer-funded "contingency fund" on some of the same days he collected per-diems, in a couple cases charging more than $200 for lunch/dinners on top of a $148 per-diem.
(h/t North Pgh Politics)
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