Mount Vernon's Pretlow tops per diem spending in Hudson Valley
Hudson Valley state lawmakers racked up hundreds of thousands of dollars in expenses for food and lodging in 2012.
The reimbursements, known as per diems, are meant to cover expenses while lawmakers are in Albany on state business.
Among the top users of the funds, is Assemb. J. Gary Pretlow (D-Mount Vernon), who spent $22,222 on per diem expenses in 2012, according to figures from the...