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Panel Could Cut Legislator Pay Due To Disappointing ‘Performance’

State lawmaker salaries could be cut
by Dale Denwalt, NewOK.com

Oklahoma lawmakers might be in for a pay cut next year.

The panel in charge of setting legislator salaries said it will meet again soon to talk about lowering the compensation paid to the state’s 149 representatives and senators. At a meeting Tuesday, the board took no action but set its next meeting for January.

Wesley Milbourn, chair of the Legislative Compensation Board having been appointed by Gov. Mary Fallin, said it’s a discussion about the state economy, budget and the legislative stalemate over revenue.

“There’s many people, including many Oklahomans, who are disappointed with the legislators’ performance,” said Milbourn, president and general manager for the KFOR-4 and KAUT-43 TV stations. “With the state in the shape it’s in, Oklahomans are looking at our legislators as not performing very well.”

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