March 26, 2009

Michigan Legislature To Take Paycut

Michigans Senate approved a 10% paycut that would also be for the House and Governor, the house votes next but nobody sees it not passing.

It's great seeing the government understand these hard economic times Michigan is going through.

Wait, what?

What do you mean it won't effect them now?

SOCC pay decisions can only take effect after the following general election, which is in 2010. So the pay cut would take effect in 2011, when a new governor assumes office, as well as a newly-elected House and Senate.

Thirty of the current 38 senators cannot run for re-election because of term limits.

House and Senate members' $79,650 salary would drop to $71,685. Leaders in both chambers would have their supplemental pay cut 10% as well (2nd in pay only to California)

Yep, our lovely senators, governor and housepeople are voting paycuts for the people next year that would replace them.

Wasn't that nice of them?

Posted by Quality Weenie at March 26, 2009 05:14 PM | TrackBack