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California lawmaker skips Capitol meetings but collects tax-free per diem payments

Jun 5, 2010 3:00:00 AM - latimes.com
Former state Assembly Speaker Karen Bass has been missing from the chamber more than she has been there since announcing her bid for Congress. Her aides say she has been working in her L.A. district.

Since Karen Bass announced her bid for Congress in February, the former speaker of the state Assembly has been missing from the chamber she once led more than she has been there. Bass nonetheless continued to collect the tax-free per diem payments that lawmakers are given to cover expenses associated with attending legislative sessions.

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