Monday, June 04, 2007

Pols Paid to Drive to Work

Massachusetts lawmakers may be slow to feel the pain their constituents are feeling over gas prices.

That's because state legislators get their travel expenses reimbursed.

The Boston Herald tallied the list of lawmakers and added up their travel bills billed to taxpayers. At the top of the list, Rep Daniel Bosley (D-North Adams) has collected $6,930 for commuting 77 days to work -- at $90 a day.

Overall, the Bay State's paid out $200,000 for traveling lawmakers this year. (Boston Herald)

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