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McClintock scrutinized for tax-free stipends

March 23, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
State Senator Tom McClintock of Thousand Oaks is under fire for receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars in tax-free per diem payments from the state.The payments of 170 dollars-a-day are intended for legislators who live far from Sacramento.

But McClintock and his family live about 14 miles from the state capitol, year-round.

The Republican lawmaker has received $306,000 during his eight years in the state senate.

McClintock says he is entitled to the money because Thousand Oaks is his legal city of residence.


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