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Lawmakers say no change to per diem system

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Wisconsin legislative leaders say they will not change the way lawmakers are reimbursed for their personal expenses even though critics call it double-dipping.

They average about $9,000 a year from taxpayers who cover their room and board for every day they spend in Madison, even if it's just for a half-hour meeting.

On those same days, legislators can also get reimbursed by their campaigns for their costs of doing political things which are not state business.

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