Friday, June 13, 2008

Louisiana House Votes to Double Pay

The Louisiana House of Representative voted to increase their pay more than double today. The original bill would have called for an increase from $16,000 to $50,000. The house 'compromised' and only voted the raise to $37,500.
The governor has said that he will not veto the bill.
The legislators are also paid (currently) a $143 per diem when they are in session in addition to the base pay.
Note: Rep. Henry Burns, as promised, voted against the bill. I will update this post with a complete list of house votes.

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