Any state employee who travels gets paid a per diem for meals. Two of the administrators we tracked were on the list. They obviously travel all around the state.
Regional manager James Modglin got about $1,600 in per diems in that one year. Deputy director Travis Loyd collected about $1,100. Land management director Ron House did not collect any per diems. We were curious as to why, so we asked the DNR spokesman.
Each day a worker travels is split into four quarters; each worth $7. So, the most any employee can collect is $28/day.
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