Dollars for leaders
Of the 177 Illinois state legislators, 136 receive some type of salary boost for a leadership post, which will cost taxpayers an additional $1.7 million this year. Annual salaries for all 177 is $64,716.
Both Dan Brady and Bill Brady receive extra money for their leaderships rolls:
Total $ 74,567
No word on what the difference was for Dan.
76% of legislators receive additional pay for party leadership, committee leadership, etc. Where is the line between:
- That’s your job and Overtime
Kristina Rasmussen, executive vice president of the Illinois Policy Institute, believes all the stipends should be scrutinized. The nonprofit government accountability organization has done studies on legislative salaries and benefits, she said.
“When legislators are paid so well that they don’t need outside employment they tend to become isolated from the real-world economic climate,” Rasmussen said. “You wonder if it’s the public who are actually serving the legislators.”
Not bad for a part-time job.