Oregon lawmakers consider raising their pay

The measure is asking to raise lawmakers pay, by 63 percent.

Posted: Mar. 21, 2019 6:39 AM
Updated: Mar. 21, 2019 11:13 AM

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Oregon lawmakers are considering raising their annual pay by nearly $20,000 in an effort to attract more qualified candidates to the Legislature.

Senate Majority Leader Ginny Burdick is behind the measure to bump pay by 63 percent.

According to Burdick, lawmakers have been hesitant to consider a pay increase because it might not play well politically.

Legislators currently make $31,200 dollars a year, that's after a recent pay raise that went into effect February 1st.

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It's unclear where they'll get the funds for another salary bump. State budgeters are already asking for cuts across almost all state agencies. Recently the state was left scrambling to come up with extra cash to fully fund K-12 education.

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