It’s the season. In many places those jokers who won the popularity contests last election day are up to no good.
The commission has received dozens of emails objecting to the pay raises, including criticism that the move would create a full-time Legislature and that the pay hikes dwarf the cost-of-living raises that state employees receive.
Buckeye residents are being fed a line of bull about how they really need career politicians.
Mainers can watch as their poster-boy career politician tries to increase his pay and extend his time in office.
Other places where politician pay raises have happened or are in the works:
“OLYMPIA, Wash. – Members of the Washington state Legislature may receive an 11% raise over the next few years. The governor is looking at a 4% raise”
South Dakota voted down a raise. “SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO AM) – The Senate Local Government Committee today defeated a bill tying legislator’s pay to across-the-board increases to state employee’s salaries.”