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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