HARRISBURG - It pays to pray in the Pennsylvania Senate, but not in the House.
The Senate provides a $125 stipend to chaplains who offer a prayer during the opening of a legislative session. It also pays their mileage expenses.
Senate Republican spokesman Erik Arneson tells PennLive.com the payment is a token of appreciation for people who often have to travel long distances to get to Harrisburg.
Arneson says about $10,000 a year is set aside in the Senate budget for chaplains' expenses.
The state House of Representatives is not as generous. It hands out ceremonial gavels and photos of the chaplains with the lawmaker who invited them.