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Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Some lawmakers want more money and more trips
Some Tennessee lawmakers want to give themselves a raise and want to be able to travel more on your money. Recently filed bills would allow lawmakers to increase their monthly allowance and allow unlimited out-of-state trips. House members are limited to one state-paid trip per year in an effort to contain costs. The Senate has no limitations on the number of taxpayer-funded trips. The legislation has been filed by two Democrats from Memphis. Memphis. A recent study showed that taxpayers paid more than $1.2 million on more than 700 trips in the last nine years. Last year it cost taxpayers $188,000 to fund lawmakers out-of-state travel. Bills also would hike the allowances for taxpayers. Currently members of the General Assembly get $1,000 a month to cover the cost for work in their home district. But not all, have an office in their district. The allowance comes on top of the $229 daily allowance most lawmakers receive in addition to their $22,000 salary.


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