Legislators Raise Their Own Salaries, Refuse To Let The People Keep More Of Theirs

A day after refusing to allow taxpayers and military vets to keep more of their own money the Republican controlled North Dakota House of Representatives voted themselves a raise before leaving town for their five-day crossover.

So let’s review – the legislature gave state employees a 4% raise, refused to cut income taxes to let everyone keep more of their money, voted to keep age discrimination on military retiree pay, and voted to give themselves a 12% raise.

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2 Responses to Legislators Raise Their Own Salaries, Refuse To Let The People Keep More Of Theirs

  1. Say Anything says:

    North Dakota Legislators Raise Their Own Salaries, Refuse To Cut Citizens' Taxes

    I wasn't against the pay raise for legislators approved down in Bismarck yesterday. I think our legislators work hard and deserve every penny of it. That being said, it is sort of hard to reconcile that pay raise with the absence of any real progr…

  2. Brent says:

    I’m going to argue against the pay raise by legislators using their own words. When they were debating the 4% pay raise for state employees, some conservative members said that the state employees were paid more than the private sector. That was the argument against. Now, these same people approve of a 12% raise for themselves because they are under paid compared to the states around us. Well, look at how our state employees are paid compared to the states around us and argue that they are overpaid. I can tell you that they aren’t.

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