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Eye On Boise per diem archive


Per diem dustup in Idaho raises questions, no easy answers 

Legislative leaders say there's no easy solution to address questions surrounding how much Idaho lawmakers are entitled to receive toward their expenses. State legislators received a total of nearly $1 million in per diem payments this year — money they can spend however they want with no accountability. Scrutiny of the system increased this...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 21, 2011

Per-diem dustup could prompt legislation

Here's a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho legislator says he'll introduce a measure in 2012 to prevent Boise-area lawmakers from boosting their state retirements with per diem payments. Rep. Dennis Lake of Blackfoot says it's unfair that local...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 4, 2011

Per-diem dustup could prompt reforms... 

The dustup over legislators' per diem - after the Associated Press reported that two Canyon County senators billed taxpayers $6,400 apiece for a second Boise residence during the session while one slept on his law office couch and the other stayed with his parents -...

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