Driver's never one to shy away from blasting government spending and he waves his fiscal conservative credentials proudly. Guess that goes for government spending on anything other than his travel expenses:
The veteran Republican legislator, faced with findings from an investigation by The Associated Press, acknowledged in an interview that for years he has been submitting the same receipts - for luxury hotels, airline tickets, meals, fees and incidentals - to both his campaign and to the Texas House. He has also been collecting thousands of dollars in state mileage reimbursements for travel in vehicles for which his campaign has shelled out more than $100,000 since 2000.
Driver claims state ethics officials said all of this was A-OK years ago. But he can't remember who told him that -- or when. No kidding. Confronted with these facts, he promises to pay back any owed money:
"Now you're scaring the heck out of me," Driver told the AP, adding: "It pretty well screws my week."
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