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State representatives can get reimbursed for Columbus hotel stays

Aug 06, 2019 - Plain Dealer (Cleveland, Ohio)

COLUMBUS — Rather than pay the entire cost themselves, some members of the Ohio House of Representatives now will be reimbursed by taxpayers for their hotel stays in Columbus.

A new House policy, announced internally Wednesday, will offer House members up to $65 in nightly reimbursements for their hotel stays in Columbus. To be eligible, lawmakers must live at least 60 miles away, attend a committee hearing or House voting session the day of or night before their stay, and submit receipt...