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Legislative pay hardly meager, numbers show

...24,000 a year. That is indeed the base salary. However, a Juneau Empire analysis of public data shows the average legislator last year actually earned nearly $75,000, more than triple that. The highest paid legislator earned $88...
Legislative pay already on the rise

Average legislator pay last year increased by about $1,460, according to Empire calculations of Legislative Affairs Agency data, to $61,660...
Per diem claims up lawmaker pay

...150. Some legislators, such as Chenault, took their office expense accounts as salary as well. That brought average legislator pay last year to $65,400. The amount of out-of-session per diem claimed last year rose substantially, after...
Commission urges raises for lawmakers

...and office expense accounts that some also take as pay. The combination of pay sources boosts the pay for the average legislator to $68,000 a year, according to Empire estimates. The commission's pay recommendations won praise from House...
Legislators maneuver to revive pay raise bill

...paid. Legislators' official salary is about $24,000, but supplements to that bring the actual pay for the average legislator from outside Juneau to about triple that amount. Juneau's delegation gets paid less than the other 57 legislators...
Commission nixes Palin pay increase

...working when they are not is session, would be eliminated. An Empire analysis conducted last year revealed the average legislator earned $68,000 in 2007. The presiding officers of the House and Senate each get an additional $500, which...


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