CA Lawmakers Switch Schedule for Extra Pay

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California lawmakers are adjusting their legislative calendar again to ensure they collect their $142-a-day per diem payments while they are away from the state Capitol for the three-day holiday weekend. The Assembly and Senate moved their regular Thursday sessions this week to today. That ensures they continue receiving the tax-free payments, which add about $30,000 a year to lawmakers’ $95,290 salaries. All but six of the 120 lawmakers take them.

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