By: AP
By: AP

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Newly elected state Sen. Gerald Dial says he will introduce a resolution to repeal the Legislature's raise.

The Lineville Republican says his resolution would get rid of the 61 percent raise enacted in 2007 and the automatic increases that have occurred since then. They have boosted each member's compensation to more than $50,000 annually.

Dial said Wednesday he wants to return to the $30,660 that each member received before the raise. He said that would save the state government $3 million per year and would return the compensation to an appropriate amount for a part-time job.

Dial plans to introduce his resolution in a special session that the governor is considering calling on government ethics.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Hillbilly Location: Alabama on Nov 18, 2010 at 08:28 AM
    Not this is what I call a good piece of legislation! The job is part time, people are w/o work and they just keep getting more and more money in their pockets! As a registered voter, I will be watching how my legislator vote on this.
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