Every R and three D’s voted for the measure against the automatic raises. The rest of the D’s held out their hands and said gimme gimme gimme.
Currently, state reps earn a base salary of $65,353 annually. They earn more for serving on leadership teams or as chairmen of various committees. State Senators earn a bit more, $67,833 a year for what’s billed as a part-time job. Senate legislative leaders will pull in close to $100,000.
This does not include perks. IL lawmakers (and I use that term very loosly) are among the highest paid in the country.