"He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left."
Matthew 25:33

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Senator Metzen's per diem

After our legislators recently voted themselves a 45 percent increase in per diem I was angry and then curious. I started calling around various state offices untill I got ahold of the Senate Fiscal Services Office. The good people there told me that they only keep records for seven years. After requesting records on Metzen's per diem, here is what I received,

Mr. Jungbauer,
You requested Senator Metzen's per diem amounts. 2000---2006
2006 8,382.00
2005 10,362.00
2004 8,580.00
2003 10,956.00
2002 9,306.00
2001 11,820.00
2000 7,224.00

Total 66,630.00

Senator Metzen lives only 10 minutes from the capitol!! Lucky for us tax payers he is ineligable for housing expenses. Notice 2005. That is when the senate shut down and went into extra session.

If you wish to check up on your own senator, here is the contact info. She will require you to fax a formal request for this info.
Eileen M. Lunzer

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