Skip to comments.Legislative Salaries Per State [How much does your legislator make?]
Posted on 01/27/2010 10:30:42 AM PST by Rodebrecht
When it comes to legislative pay and per-member spending, state lawmakers in New York rank near the nation's top, according to the National Conference for State Legislatures.
A state-by-state breakdown shows New York lawmakers in 2007 were paid the third highest annual base salary at $79,500, according to the latest NCSL salary figures. Only lawmakers in California and Michigan were paid more.
New York's legislative budget, meanwhile, was the nation's third largest in 2004 and lawmakers from the Empire State also ranked fourth that year in spending per member, according to the latest NCSL data
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Then there's that fat pension...
Then there's actual "work".
Notice that Michigan is the second highest paid in the Nation. And we have been in a recession for EVER.
Here in NJ, being a legislator is a part time “job” and many of these reps and senators have one or two other jobs, usually government or police. My state senator, for instance, is also a freeholder (county legislator/executive council) and the member of a steel workers’ union.
Pennsylvania $78,314 + medical + lease car + per diem.
And they don’t drive compacts.
I worked for a university and I know about “funny money”
The work they do can be done in a part time legislature.
New Hampshire...$200/two-year term, No per diem is paid. State reps do get their specialized car tags and priviledged parking around the Capitol building in Concord as no charge.
My father said many of them would sell their souls for a prime parking spot back when he was in. I’m planning on running for one of those $100/year jobs myself later this year.
And the City of Harrisburg, PA pols and their helpers in what amounts to part time administration has the following salaries:
And the latest:
The expenses incurred and revenue lost because of the botched retrofit of Harrisburg’s trash incinerator has the city teetering on bankruptcy.
The roughly $300 million debt created by the project the Harrisburg Authority undertook about six years ago threatens higher taxes on businesses and residents.
Harrisburg like Washington DC has very low unemployment. Washington DC has 5%. Guess why?
Thank you but I believe I will pass.