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The General Assembly spent an average of $51 million a year on food, lodging, travel, and other perks from 2017-2020, but you’d never know it.

by Angela Couloumbis, Mike Wereschagin, Brad Bumsted, and Sam Janesch
Spotlight PA and The Caucus
Illustration by Leise Hook for Spotlight PA
About $20 million went into lawmakers’ pockets over four years in the form of reimbursements for meals, mileage subsidies, per diems, and other expenses.
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