Louisiana spends $120K on state lawmakers’ travel this season
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.
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.