Thursday, April 12, 2012

Rep. Alan Seabaugh: Shreveport's ALEC-loving, double-dipping, pro-bulling legislator

Rep. Alan Seabaugh (R-Shreveport)
Source:  Facebook
"If you are an ALEC member, your airfare, hotel, ALEC registration, baggage, travel to/from the airport to the hotel, and airport parking will be reimbursed through an ALEC scholarship up to $1900 per legislator.”

Another paragraph, again in boldface, instructed legislators thusly: “You need to SAVE and SUBMIT copies of all receipts and turn them in to my assistant, Patty Wisner, AFTER the trip.  Reimbursement usually takes 2-3 weeks to process AFTER the trip and AFTER you turn in the reimbursement form and receipts.”

The problem with that is that at least 16 Louisiana legislators filed expense reports with the House and Senate for reimbursement of more than $20,750 in expenses related to their attendance at last August’s annual meeting in New Orleans...according to records provided by the House and Senate."

"Rep. Alan Seabaugh (R-Shreveport)...claimed more than $2,000 in expenses that included a $475 registration fee for the same meeting.

Besides the $475 registration fee, Seabaugh also submitted vouchers for payment of $346 in mileage from Shreveport and $456 in per diem payments—a total of $1,277, leaving almost $800 in unaccounted for expenses, presumably for hotel accommodations at the New Orleans Marriott which were not itemized on his voucher that was stamp-dated Aug. 15, 2011.

(Arizona public sector chairman of ALEC, State Rep. Debbie) Lesko’s email specifically said that members’ registration fees and hotel accommodations would be paid by ALEC. Seabaugh submitted a $100 payment on June 13, 2011 for two years’ membership, according to his campaign finance records."

You voted for cuts to our public education system, but you profit from taxpayer dollars for your special-interest PAC trips?

Another smooth move, Mr. Seabaugh.

Read entire article here.

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