Rep McSweeney Files Bill to Crack Down on Local Government Travel Expenses

Local government officials and employees would have a harder time traveling and dining on the taxpayer's dime under a bill filed by a McHenry County lawmaker.

House Bill 4379, filed last week by state Rep. David McSweeney, R-Barrington Hills, seeks to limit the amount of money that school districts and non-home-rule governments can spend on travel, meals and lodging.

It will require said governments to regulate reimbursement by resolution or ordinance, set maximum limits, and better document said expenses through a standardized form. Spending taxpayer money on entertainment would be forbidden under the proposed law.

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