A report out this week about former state lawmaker and current Lackawanna County Commissioner Jim Wansacz may put even more scrutiny on the state’s per diem reimbursement for lawmakers.
We learned today that Wansacz just sold a home in Harrisburg, a home he bought in 2003 for $72,000.
He sold it last month for $115,000, making a $43,000 profit on the deal.
While the transaction is legal, it’s controversial because even though he was staying at his own home, Wansacz still collected per diems of more than $100 per day.
Per diem payments are meant for lawmakers’ food and housing while they’re working at the capitol.
We tried several times to get a comment from Commissioner Wansacz but were not successful.