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Pay raises are not best use of state funds

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It’s as it should be.

That will change unless somebody in the House stands up for what is right and realizes that state taxpayer money is limited, should be devoted to state projects in dire need and that legislators are not meant to take their jobs as public officials straight to the bank.
A proposal to raise their base pay to at least 30 percent of what members of Congress earn, or about $50,700 a year, and more for chamber leaders, seems fair to our legislators. It’s moving at a quick clip through the session.

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