Missouri Lt. Gov. Wants an Allowance

     JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (CN) – Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder wants more money, saying he has suffered from “gradual impoverishment” during his decade in office.
     Kinder, a Republican, asked the Legislature to put money in the state budget for a daily expense allowance while he works in Jefferson City. He wants the same allowance legislators get, $103 a day.
     Kinder is paid an annual salary of $86,000, well above the salary of state legislators, which is $36,000.
     He lives in Cape Girardeau, and has a second home in Jefferson City, the state capital.
     The estimated median household income for Missouri residents was $45,321 in 2012, according to city-data.com.

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