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Per diems at risk with new legislation

Lawmakers would no longer be able to take tax-free expense payments

April 20, 2014
By Ryan Brown ( , The Altoona Mirror

Thanks to changing attitudes among younger lawmakers and a spate of Harrisburg scandals, per diems - the tax-free, receipt-free expense payments used by some legislators - could be on their way out after decades of use, some in the General Assembly said.

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