The upper house of the California Legislature has spent at least $111,316 in taxpayer funds on food this year, while working to cut 6% from the budget for state services.
By Shane Goldmacher and Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times
November 6, 2011
Reporting from Sacramento— For state senators, there is such a thing as a free lunch. And dinner. And breakfast.
On an August day last year when California deferred a $2.5-billion payment to public schools because it didn’t have its finances in order, the Senate took a break from bickering over legislation to lunch on the taxpayers’ dime.
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