Study Finds State Lawmakers Need Raise

Study Finds State Lawmakers Need Raise

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Utah's 104 part-time legislators need a raise.

Those are the findings of a compensation commission study, which found that Utah's lawmakers are ranked in the lower half of pay scales when compared to states with other part-time state legislatures.

The commission recommends a 7.7 percent raise over two years, increasing the daily compensation rate from $130 to $140. With other benefits, including per diem's for meals, hotels and mileage, the daily salary could increase to nearly $400.

State lawmakers are paid for each day of the annual 45 day legislative session, even though they don't work on weekends. They're also paid one day each month, for interim meetings between April and November. Lawmakers also get paid days worked during any special sessions or task force meetings.

Information from: The Deseret Morning News

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