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Pennsylvania Legislators Keep Their Own Cars in the Budget

June 16, 2003

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Pennsylvania state legislators made broad cuts in spending to help balance the budget, but kept in the $850,000 item for state-funded vehicles for themselves.Of the 253 state legislators, 108 drive cars from the state fleet, while 53 others lease cars privately at a cost to taxpayers, the report said. For example, the report continued, the state pays $600 per month for a 2001-model Mercedes-Benz for Senator Ed Helfrick (R). Helfrick says his constituents know what cars he drives.The Inquirer noted that the state would save $190,000 if it required lawmakers to give up their private leases and drive cars from the state fleet. Fleet vehicles generally cost about half as much as a private lease for the same car.
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