Lawmaker Proposes Pay Raises

State Capitol. CTNewsJunkie.com file photo

The change would barely adjust for inflation over the past two decades.

By Hugh McQuaid, CTNewsJunkie.com 

Connecticut lawmakers this year will consider a bill from a veteran legislator to raise the $28,000 salaries of General Assembly members for the first time in more than 20 years.

In a bill drafted last week and referred to the legislature’s Appropriations Committee, Rep. Bob Godfrey, D-Danbury, has proposed to increase legislative salaries to just over $44,000 per year. If passed, it would represent the first increase in legislative pay since 2001. Any change would not go into effect until after the next election.

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