We're watching out for your tax dollars by taking a look at how our state lawmakers are spending their so-called "per diem" pay. That's the stipend they get to cover their expenses while in Albany. It's money to pay for lodging, meals, mileage and other costs.
Lawmakers defend thousands in stipends
Last year, lawmakers collectively spent about $1.8 million during the session. But this year, from January to June, spending soared 32 percent -- up to nearly $2.4 million.
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