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Assemb. Earlene Hooper (D-Hempstead), deputy speaker of the state Assembly, was paid an eye-popping $41,600 in travel costs, essentially claiming a total 249 days in Albany.

That would be much more time than spent in her district office.

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The Times Union reports details here and how her numbers fared compared to others'.

Any questions?