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By Matt Kibbe
The short-term deal will assure long-term overspending
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Lorenzo Velez
Texas House officials criticized one of their own members Tuesday for billing both his campaign and taxpayers for the same travel expenses, saying the reimbursements might prompt an internal investigation, criminal probe or both.
The City Council of this tiny blue-collar Los Angeles suburb voted to slash its bloated salaries, but some residents suggested nothing short of a totally cleaned house would appease their anger.
Velez was arguing for an open-to-the-public session, while Lee called for a closed session.