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Committee shoots down pay raise for Legislature

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Florida Senate Minority Leader Arthenia Joyner‘s bill to increase salaries of all state legislators from (SB 712) was shot down in committee on Tuesday. Under her bill, the salaries of the members of representatives and senators would rise from $29,600 to $50,000 annually. The House Speaker and Senate President’s salaries would rise to $57,000. Joyner, who represents Tampa in the Senate, is term-limited out of her position at the end of this year. She said that the thrust of her…

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