Kansas House bill seeks $10,000 pay raise for lawmakers

03/21/2014 12:11 PM

03/21/2014 12:11 PM

A new proposal in the Kansas House would raise legislative pay by about $10,000 a year.

Under the bill introduced by Rep. Virgil Peck, R-Tyro, lawmakers would earn 80 percent of what the average teacher earns daily, meaning pay would fluctuate annually if teacher pay varies.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that based on current figures, the raise would amount to approximately $10,000 more per year. The raise would take effect for lawmakers elected in 2016.

Lawmakers have earned $88.66 per day during the 90-day session since 2009. And earn about $14,7000 a year with their biweekly interim compensation. Peck's proposal would increase total compensation to about $25,000.

Peck says tying lawmakers' pay to teacher salaries would make lawmakers reflect on educators' earnings.

Videos

Join the discussion

is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service