Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald and Democratic Assembly Minority Leader Peter Barca claimed the most in daily expenses last year out of 132 state lawmakers.
Records released last week show that Fitzgerald, of Juneau, collected $14,168 while Barca, of Kenosha, claimed $13,024.
Only one other member of the Senate, Democratic Sen. Kathleen Vinehout, of Alma, claimed more than $10,000 in expenses. She got $10,208.
Two other Assembly members claimed more than $10,000. Democratic Rep. Andy Jorgensen, of Milton and Democratic Rep. Leon Young, of Milwaukee, each claimed $10,208.
In total, the members of the Legislature claimed 9,324 days, amounting to $746,562 in expense reimbursements in 2014. In the two years of the 2013-14 Legislature, members claimed 23,355 days for nearly $1.9 million.
Lawmakers were able to claim per diems of $88 per day when they came to Madison for state business. Those living close to the Capitol got just $44.
The Assembly this year voted to increase reimbursements to $137.70 for those staying overnight.