Rep. Reinbold reimburses state for per-diem payments earned on vacation

Representative Lora Reinbold is planning to reimburse the state for the nearly $1,000 dollars she received in per-diem payments while she was on a four-day vacation. Reinbold’s Republican primary opponent Crystal Kennedy raised concerns about the expenses.

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All legislators were automatically paid $237 per day during the extended regular session this year.

According to the Legislative Affairs Agency, Reinbold told staff she had not been aware she had received the money, and that she would repay it.

Andrew Kitchenman is the state government and politics reporter for Alaska Public Media and KTOO in Juneau. Reach him at

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