Senator Yin (R — Teton) was heard saying that the per diem he and all legislators receive doesn’t cover his costs for gasoline driving to the sessions. The $105 per diem used today was current in 2005. Today, the federal government GSA recommends $156 for WY. House Speaker Sommers (R — Pinedale) said he worries that it’s become too expensive for “average citizens” to serve. The new per diem will also benefit 500 others on boards and commissions. This should have been a shoo-in bill. It wasn’t. LWVWY thanks to the bill supporters and advocates.