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Oh, I'm Elected Now? Trough? Who, Me?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Ben_Hecht, Jun 24, 2008.

  1. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Business as usual, in Louisiana.

  2. D-Backs Hack

    D-Backs Hack Guest

    I got Page Not Found.
  3. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Hmmmm. Will see what we can do about that.



    Seems to work . . . and there's an additional link to the entire piece.
  4. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    You could probably make the argument that $16,000 isn't enough compensation for serving as a state legislator and raising pay might eliminate some of the inclination to take bribes.

    But that does look like a bad move.
  5. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    You could, if it was a full-time legislature. 16K for three months worth of work ain't bad.
  6. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Ding, ding.
  7. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    Aside from the Jindal angle, which I really don't give a rip about since I'm not from Louisiana -- although I do recognize he's an up-and-coming Republican, so the NYT must go after him -- 16K sounds like a rather paltry salary for a state legislator position, part-time or not. I would need to know more about how the La. legislature works.

    Slappy, you say it's three months of work a year. But how is that divided up? Is the legislature in session for three months and not the other nine? If that's the case, does that mean they're at it full-time during those three months? And does that prevent them from working their real job then? I would imagine most folks qualified to win a state legislature position are also qualified have jobs that would earn about 64K a year.

    I also imagine that they're getting phone calls from constituents all 12 months of the year.
  8. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    They're busier than the Texas Ledge, which only meets every two years.

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