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City mileage spending steady

Some changes were made, some not since report on costs

2:07 AM, Aug. 24, 2013
Stevens Point Mayor Andrew Halverson drove 2,168 miles with a mileage reimbursement of $790.50. The mayor is up from the last time the Journal reported on city employee mileage in April of 2012 by $22.50.
Stevens Point Mayor Andrew Halverson drove 2,168 miles with a mileage reimbursement of $790.50. The mayor is up from the last time the Journal reported on city employee mileage in April of 2012 by $22.50.
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More than a year after a Stevens Point Journal Media report found the city was reimbursing employees for thousands of dollars a year in mileage expenses, a follow-up review finds that very little has changed.

The original Journal report, based on documents obtained under Wisconsin open-records law, found that the city paid $6,683 in 2011 to employees who used their own vehicles to perform their jobs. That story prompted city leaders to pledge changes to Stevens Point's policy on employee-owned vehicles.

In the 13 months since that review, the city has spent $6,646 on the same expenses. ...

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