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Minnesota Lawmakers Given More Than $1 Million In Per Diem Payments In 2020 Session

1 month ago   |   By CBS

MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Legislature paid out more than a million dollars in daily expense payments to lawmakers for the shortened legislative session this spring, even though most of them worked most of the time at home - not the State Capitol - because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
But unlike most workers who worked from home during the last few months, Minnesota lawmakers got thousands of dollars for daily expenses during Gov. Tim Walz's stay-at-home order, with no receipts required.
Even in normal times, all Minnesota House members are entitled to $66 in per diem payments every day they...
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