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Op-Ed: Pennsylvania taxpayers pay a lot for lawmakers to not work so much

Pennsylvania lawmakers left Harrisburg on June 28 for their annual summer recess.

And what a recess it will be. If only we all had such recesses.

Members of the state House of Representatives won't be back in session for almost three months, returning on Monday, Sept. 17. The state Senate will reconvene a week later.

Neither chamber will be back for long. Over the last four months of 2019, the House will be in session for 24 days and the Senate for 15.

And it's not like their schedule was all that grueling in the first six months of the year. The House was in session for 51 days while the Senate was in session for 38 days.

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