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Lawmakers in North Carolina collecting money despite absences
A WXII12 investigation found that lawmakers in the North Carolina General Assembly can collect money, including subsistence money for meals and lodging while in session, whether they show up for work or not.
WXII12 reports that "The legislative manual says lawmakers can waive the money by filing a waiver. Otherwise, O’Neil reported, the money comes automatically. No receipts are needed, like most businesses would require."