Senator Bartolotta’s Expenses: Right to Know
In 2014, then-candidate Camera Bartolotta made several promises to voters concerning benefits and perks she would receive in office. She continues to run on these promises today, highlighting them at debates, in her first two mailers, and on her campaign literature. Camera promised in 2014 to refuse per diems and to pay for part of her own health insurance, to save taxpayer money on wasteful perks.
On the per diem, while Camera has refused the per diem of $183/day in favor of filing for reimbursements, this has actually ended up costing the taxpayers a total of $100,292.90
- This is $56,555.90 dollars more than the per diem (239 session days x $183 per diem = $43,737).
- Camera took over $419 per session day in reimbursements, the bulk of which is her expensive lodgings ($255 per session day)
Camera’s reimbursements fall into 4 categories, plus healthcare which is addressed separately:
- $35,036.50 Reimbursed Mileage
- $61,147.46 Reimbursed Lodging
- $1,835.44 Reimbursed Room Service
- $2,273.50 Hotel Parking Reimbursement
- Together these total $100,292.90 in direct costs to the taxpayers.
Camera’s health insurance has cost the taxpayers $52,961.29. While Camera kept her promise to pay back the state in her first year in office, since then she has gone back on her word and not reimbursed taxpayers — to the tune of over $50,000!
See for yourself! Click here to see Camera’s Expenses and how she is spending your money!
Right to Know Requests
Perks and Reimbursements
Additional Office Expenses and Supporting Documentation
- Caucus Vendor Payment Summary
- District Office Lease Payments
- Mailers and Tele-Townhalls
- Expense Vouchers – Mail and Tele-Townhalls
- Expense Vouchers – Meals and Lodging