Give Lawmakers a Salary

Watts, Jim
July 2006
Bond Buyer;7/11/2006, Vol. 357 Issue 34220, p31
Trade Publication
The article reports that members of a state ethics task force led by former governor Garrey Carruthers recommended that New Mexico's unsalaried part-time legislators should get paychecks of around $24,000 a year. This would reduce the temptation to use campaign funds or take money from private sources by having salaries in addition to per diem. The state compensates legislators with $144 for each day of legislative work including regular sessions and interim committee or other legislative businesss.


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