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Jindal comes through with veto of raise

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It would have made Louisiana legislators the highest-paid in the South and the 14th highest-paid in the country.

In a state famous for its poor roads and rampant illiteracy, boosting legislators’ pay should not be a funding priority.

Louisiana residents immediately recognized this, and an outcry rang out across the state.
Lawmakers tried defending the raise by bemoaning how long it’s been since their base salary has increased. The concept of a pay raise was never the problem; it was the way the Legislature went about it that raised the ire of state residents.

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