Legislature Moves Pay Raise To House Floor

(KJJQ) — On a 9-3 vote, the House State Affairs Committee passes a resolution that would bring a legislative pay raise to the voters of South Dakota. Speaker of the House Mark Mickelson says their salaries have not increased in 20-years…

Current legislative pay is six-thousand dollars per year. Representative David Lust of Rapid City says he struggles with this bill and would prefer the legislature made the decision…

Representative Spence Hawley of Brookings says the pay raise comes to the floor nearly every year and never passes…

The measure now goes to the House Floor. If it makes it through the legislature and is signed by the Governor, the proposed pay raise would be on the November ballot.