Note: This is part of a series of posts detailing the 2009 Pennsylvania budget impasse. To see all posts in this series, click here.
Just read an article in The Patriot News about our legislators:
Taxpayers pay up to $33,445 a day to feed and house state lawmakers every day that House and Senate members are in Harrisburg waiting to vote on a budget. Lawmakers’ pay stopped on July 1 and will not resume until a budget is enacted. But per-diem checks, paid out of legislative reserve accounts, will continue to be issued.