Show me the money! That’s the command from the state’s two top legislatures. House speaker Robert DeLeo and Senate president Stanley Rosenberg are proposing annual raises of 45-thosuand dollars, which brings their total compensation up to $142,000 a year. Governor Baker would get a bump too – but he says he won’t take it. Jim Braude (@JimBraude) discusses the bill – which would raise annual pay for all legislators, too, with the amounts depending on committee appointments. Sen. William Brownsberger (@WBrownsberger), a Democrat from Belmont, supports the pay hike. Rep. Shaunna O’Connell (@ShaunnaOconnell), a Republican from Taunton, opposes it. Both join Jim to make their case.
Pay Raise Debate
January 24, 2017