Stories tagged: per diem
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 8:34 p.m.
Lawmakers’ expenses for Washington’s special sessions topped $445,000
The Legislature’s three special sessions prompted legislators to file per diem claims for more than $445,000 in expenses. But the amount claimed varies widely.
Wed., April 26, 2017, 11:12 a.m.
Idaho lawmaker per diem dustup raises questions
Legislative leaders say there’s no easy solution to address questions once again surrounding how much Idaho lawmakers are entitled to receive when offsetting legislative expenses.
Sun., June 7, 2015
Spin Control: How legislators might get their job done – on time
OLYMPIA – It is a rare day when an irate news consumer doesn’t write, call, text, email or otherwise communicate displeasure with the Legislature’s inability to finish its work and …
Wed., March 26, 2014
Washington Senate panel raises daily expenses allowance
OLYMPIA – State senators will be able to collect an extra $30 a day for expenses during future legislative sessions under a rule approved Tuesday. The Senate Facilities and Operations …
Sat., Dec. 7, 2013
Washington Legislature special session cost nears $30,000
OLYMPIA – The tab for last month’s three-day special session to approve tax breaks for Boeing stands at $28,626 and counting, the most recent reports filed by legislators show. Requests …
Tue., April 30, 2013
Lawmakers’ current budget to pay for OT work
OLYMPIA – Before a special session was called Sunday for the Washington Legislature to finish such important tasks as setting the state’s two-year operating budget, legislative leaders and Gov. Jay …
Wed., April 4, 2012, 7 a.m.
First public action in weeks on Washington budget
OLYMPIA – With barely a week left in the special session, most legislators return to the Capitol today for the first public budget action since the special session started March …
Fri., March 19, 2010
Sluggish session frustrates governor
OLYMPIA – As the Legislature crawled through its fourth day of a special session without a solution to its budget problems, Gov. Chris Gregoire was among those expressing frustration with …