How much did lawmakers get reimbursed for the special session?

by betteridaho

Remember back in April when nine House members voted against a child-support enforcement bill on the last day of the legislative session? That single vote forced the Legislature into a May special session so lawmakers could finish their work.

Each House member was permitted to request reimbursements for the expenses they incurred during the special session.

Here are the numbers:

22 of 70 House members submitted reimbursement forms, 3 Democrats and 19 Republicans.

$10,653 the total of those reimbursements.

Of the 21 House members who voted against the child support bill during the special session, 10 sought reimbursements.

Of the 49 House members who voted for the child support bill, 12 sought reimbursements.

$302: The average reimbursement for House members who voted against the bill

$131: The average reimbursement for House members who voted for the bill.

House Bill 1 passed and the children of single parents continued to receive the payments they deserve.

More to come…

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