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Lawmakers Get 8.5 Percent Allowance Raise

Associated Press - November 12, 2015 2:19 pm

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Kansas lawmakers automatically are getting an 8.5 percent raise in their per diem allowance.

TheĀ  raise is because of a state law that increased lawmakers’ daily “subsistence payments” by more than 28 percent through the past seven years. The Legislature set it up in 2008 so members’ per diem rises with a federal allowance.

The per diem payments are the set amount lawmakers get to pay their living expenses each day they work in Topeka.

As of Oct. 1, the per diem amount is $140 a day, up from $129. The allowance payments are in addition to the state lawmakers’ base salary of $88.66 a day when they attend session and committee meetings.

Associated Press Information from: The Wichita Eagle

Larry Elmquist

November 12, 2015 at 3:17 pm

Way to go guys! With two dollar gasoline and a budget in shreads, I didn’t think you could pull it off. Now I know exactly where to go for lessons in A.Holeism.

Keith Davis

November 13, 2015 at 3:58 am

What a crock of crapolla.

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