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LEGISLATURE: Why are we paying for office art, dry-cleaning?

Letter by Gerald J. Parr, Lakewood on Jan. 31, 2013 at 1:11 pm with No Comments »
January 31, 2013 1:11 pm

Re: “State’s taxpayers pick up $5,600 dry-cleaning tab” (TNT, 1-30).

I’m really miffed. After Jan 1, I noted the tax deduction increase on my paycheck. Now it’s obvious why: The politicians want us to do their dirty laundry for them.

Our local “representatives” want us to pay for their tabs and they get a paycheck, too? If they have an office with a business phone line and artwork to make the office more “businesslike,” then they should claim it all on their own as a business expense, not expect us to pay for their tastes.

Will they sell the artwork when they’re no longer in office and return the cost back to the general fund?

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