A state lawmaker whose legislative district spans parts of Butler and Allegheny Counties has introduced a bill in Harrisburg that would require elected officials in Pennsylvania to provide receipts before they could be reimbursed for expenses by the Commonwealth.
Currently, state legislators may claim up to $159 per day for performing their duties outside their districts and while in Harrisburg without submitting receipts.
State Senator Randy Vulakovich says lawmakers should be held to the same requirements as other state employees. And, he says “There have been too many media reports questioning the integrity of the state’s unvouchered per diem system of reimbursement,” and it is time to make the system more accountable. His bill is currently before the Senate State Government Committee.
Vulakovich also says he will be introducing legislation that would require all state government employees in the executive, legislative and judicial branches to contribute to the same health care co-payment, and a bill eliminating with just a few exceptions personal state cars for state employees.