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Per diem claims vary in Madison

Costs cover food, lodging expenses for lawmakers

7:07 PM, Feb. 17, 2013
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Two local lawmakers were at opposite ends of the 2012 legislative per diem reimbursement claims released in early February.

Rep. Scott Suder, R-Abbotsford, led his state Assembly colleagues after he received $13,112 in 2012 for the 149 days he was in Madison. Only Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, received more in per diem last year, after he received $14,608.

The claims cover food and lodging expenses while lawmakers are in Madison doing state business. Those who live in Dane County can get $44 a day, while the rest receive $88 a day while in Madison above their annual ...

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