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.