Constituents to Casada: Use a Sleeping Bag, Not Taxpayer Dollars For a Hotel
After hearing that state House Majority leader Glen Casada filed legislation to allow hotel reimbursement for lawmakers who lived within 50 miles of the Capitol, some folks have decided to deliver to his office what they think he should use instead of taxpayer money on a hotel: sleeping bags.
Casada, who lives 30 miles away from the Capitol in Thompson Station, spoke in favor of a bill just three years ago that discontinued a per diem for hotels for legislators living within 50 miles of Legislative Plaza.
In a Facebook event called "Support Nashville's Room Inn in honor of Glen Casada," the organizer asks people to either drop off sleeping bags or have them shipped to the Republican legislators office on Monday.
"If this bothers you as much as it does me, I think it's time to let Rep. Casada know what we think about being forced to pay for his hotel rooms when he lives closer to work than many of us do — and we don't get reimbursed."