GOP to Rescind 61% Pay Raise, Give Voters a Say in Legislative Pay

February 10, 2012 mray Blog

By: Cliff Sims

In a move that’s being applauded today by voters around the state, GOP House and Senate members have vowed to rescind the 61% pay raise that Democrats voted themselves while in the majority in 2007.

Senator Phil Williams (who I’m excited to report will soon be a Yellow Hammer contributor) laid it out perfectly, “This is one of the greatest efforts at restoring the public trust,” he said. “In 2007, one of the first acts of the Democrat controlled legislature was to give itself a raise…That’s a breech of the public trust.”

Senators Bryan Taylor and Phil Williams led a press conference yesterday along with other GOP House and Senate members to discuss their plan. They are moving to repeal the 61% legislative pay raise, tie legislative compensation to median household income, and make sure the Legislature can never again give itself a pay raise.

Video of the press conference is below.

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Phil Williams is an Attorney with his own firm of Williams & Associates, LLC in Gadsden, Alabama. His legal focus is largely in the areas of insurance, municipal and corporate defense. Phil has also served as the Chief Operations Officer and General Counsel for TaxBreak, which has its corporate offices in Gadsden, Alabama. TaxBreak is one of only a handful of Alabama based Inc-500 companies and has clients in all 50 States. His legal experience covers all levels including appellate, and he is admitted to practice in all State and Federal Courts in Alabama.

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