Thomas V. Mike Miller

Carroll legislators spent $120,000 during 2015 session

Carroll legislators spent $120,000 during 2015 session

A major responsibility of a Maryland legislator is determining the best use of state revenue, and in order to do this the federal and state government allows them to spend millions. The 11 legislators who represent at least a portion of Carroll County racked up a $120,000 bill during the 90-day legislative session that ran from Jan. 13 to mid-April for lodging, meals and mileage. The state's 188 lawmakers combined for about $2 million, most of which was used for hotel rooms. This information was obtained through a public information request submitted to the Maryland Department of Legislative Services by the Capital Gazette. Each legislator is allowed $100 per day for lodging,...