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Price of Politics: Pa. legislature votes only 1/4 of all work days. What do they do when they’re not in Harrisburg?

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FOX43 asked the 45 state representatives and senators in the viewing area to provide calendars for their non-session work days. No one did.

HARRISBURG, Pa. — State Representative Andrew Lewis of Dauphin County wants you to know he loves his job, but maybe the days away from the State Capitol are better.

Those days, considered by the legislature as non-session days as the 203-person House of Representatvies or 50-person Senate don’t have to vote on legislation at the Capitol, are typically spent by lawmakers inside their districts, meeting with constituents, and writing and reviewing legislation.

On this day in mid-April when FOX43 visited Lewis at his office in Lower Paxton Township, he was working on a bill to improve public utitlies for volunteer fire and emergency…

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