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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