Louisiana’s lawmakers have traveled the united states to meet up with colleagues and attend conferences since their legislative sessions ended, trips which have cost taxpayers nearly $120,000.
Twenty-four of 105 House members and 17 of 39 senators attended events in twelve states, including Colorado, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Nevada and florida.
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Lawmakers visited meetings of the Southern Legislative Conference in Missouri; the National Conference of State Legislatures in LA; the Congressional Black Caucus Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C.; and the National Conference of Insurance Legislators in Utah, amongst others.
Information provided to The Associated Press by the Legislature showed the trips cost the home nearly $58,000 and the Senate about $60,000 for travel expenses such as for example airfare, resort rooms and the daily per diem paid to lawmakers for attending work-related meetings.