Career Advice: Don't Become a State Legislator for the Pay
The salaries of state legislators in Arizona have stayed the same for a decade: $24,000 a year. A bipartisan commission placed a proposal on last Tuesday'...
The salaries of state legislators in Arizona have stayed the same for a decade: $24,000 a year. A bipartisan commission placed a proposal on last Tuesday's ballot to increase the salary to $30,000.
The good news for Arizona legislators: nearly 700,000 Arizonans voted for the idea.
The bad news: more than 1.25 million voted against it.
The political impossibility of paying state legislators $30,000 a year is just more proof that voters have no lower priority than compensating elected officials. It seems relevant to mention that the federal poverty line for a family of five is $24,800.
Join the Discussion
After you comment, click Post. You can enter an anonymous Display Name or connect to a social profile.
Common Core Revolt Goes Local33 minutes ago
Alaska Congressman Blames Government Handouts for Suicide48 minutes ago
Tracing Ebola in a Hyper-Connected City of 8 Million1 hour ago
The 3 States Not Backing Down Against Gay Marriage1 hour ago
Kentucky Among Most Improved States in Energy Efficiency1 hour ago
Idaho to Launch State-Based Exchange This Round of Obamacare1 hour ago