A hearing is set for next month to discuss a proposed legal settlement that would require legislators to strictly document claims for mileage and expense reimbursements.
The lawsuit named two legislators, Rep. Ann Clemmer, R-Benton, and Sen. Jerry Taylor, D-Pine Bluff, as defendants, along with the state auditor, state treasurer and officials of the House and Senate, who disburse expense payments for legislators. The suit alleged both Clemmer and Taylor claimed expenses without submitting proper documentation. Between January 2009 and August of 2011, Clemmer collected $70,500 and between January 2007 and August 2011 Taylor collected $129,633.
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