Pay Raise Debate

January 24, 2017

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.

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