In the twelve or so years that I’ve been paying attention, the Florida Legislature has not once increased the reimbursement rates for travel related expenses (of state employees, on state business). That is, until this year. One of the biggest increases is the reimbursement for meals – which doubled (Senate Bill 428, Govenor’s signature pending). Coincidentally, this is the year that a law went into effect which bans representatives to the state legislature from accepting free meals from lobbyists.
It’s refreshing to see that our leaders have the interests and well-being of the average civil servant at heart. (Insert Bronx cheer here.)
All of you cynics out there… stand up and take a bow. Vindication is nigh!