SD legislative executive board votes in favor of resolution increasing lawmakers salaries

A South Dakota legislative executive board voted unanimously Monday in favor of a resolution that would raise the pay of lawmakers in South Dakota.  According to the resolution, if this became law, legislator’s salaries would be tied to the median household income in the state.  According to the Argus Leader in Sioux Falls the raise would result in a 70 percent increase for the 105 lawmakers in South Dakota.  The measure will need to pass the House and Senate before being passed by voters as a constitutional amendment.  Currently South Dakota legislators receive $6,000 a year with per diem payments and some reimbursement for mileage.

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