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High Noon: McGee’s Weird Allowance

Republican Sen. John McGee lives 26 miles from Boise but takes a per diem payment of some $6,000 extra from taxpayers for a second residence -- even though he lives with his parents in their Boise home during the session. Another Idaho Republican, Sen. Curt McKenzie of Nampa, took the extra per diem during the 2011 Legislature while sleeping on his law firm's couch. Some lawmakers say it's appropriate to take the extra cash only if they are actually paying for a second residence/AP via KREM. More here.

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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