Our Fiscal Conservatives

Credit where it’s due. I see where our State Sen. Brad Burzynski and State Rep. Bob Pritchard each voted for resolutions that would have blocked pay raises for lawmakers and other top state positions.

Their side lost, so now $5 million has to be budgeted for salaries of $66,000 annually for a job that’s not even year ’round. That’s not counting the $125 expense allowance for each day they’re in session, nor the mileage reimbursement.

How obscene is it that our state lawmakers voted themselves a pay raise while leaving pensions and schools underfunded and Medicaid reimbursements later than ever? Pretty darn obscene in my book. My thanks to our local guys who refused to act like pigs at the trough.

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