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ItsTime
01-27-2010, 12:13 PM
I found this very interesting. In the future, I was thinking about running for state rep in New Hampshire. I was talking this over with someone and they asked "how much do they make a year?" I didn't know so I googled it. I was pretty shocked!

http://www.empirecenter.org/html/legislative_salaries.cfm

Lets compare and contrast:



California
$113,098/year


and New Hampshire:




































New Hampshire


$200/two-year term

Now thats a way to keep down taxes :D

__27__
01-27-2010, 12:23 PM
Don't forget the per diem, $162 per legislative session day above and beyond the standard pay in CA.

ItsTime
01-27-2010, 12:24 PM
Don't forget the per diem, $162 per legislative session day above and beyond the standard pay in CA.

hahaha yeah I was just reading over those.

I dont think the list is 100% accurate but pretty close. I believe in NH you get mileage.

http://www.nh.gov/constitution/house.html


June 2, 1784
Amended 1792 requiring state to pay wages instead of town.
Amended 1889 setting salary for members at $200 and for officers at $250 with $3 per day for special sessions.
Amended 1960 limiting mileage to 90 legislative days.
Amended 1984 limiting mileage to 45 legislative days in each annual session.

Anti Federalist
01-27-2010, 01:13 PM
http://memegenerator.net/Instances/649/Success-Kid-MY-STATE-KICKS-YOUR-STATES-ASS.jpg

FSP-Rebel
01-27-2010, 01:37 PM
http://memegenerator.net/Instances/649/Success-Kid-MY-STATE-KICKS-YOUR-STATES-ASS.jpg
lol

RyanRSheets
01-27-2010, 01:40 PM
"If they didn't pay us that much, we would never get anything done!"

amisspelledword
01-27-2010, 02:39 PM
dont be discouraged from running just because of the low salary.

think of all the money you could make scamming taxpayers, political interest groups, and if you're good enough, maybe you could even pocket some pork for you region!

i mean, thats why everyone else runs for office, isnt it? why else would anyone pay 1 million dollars to get elected to a position that might pay $30k?

ItsTime
01-27-2010, 03:51 PM
dont be discouraged from running just because of the low salary.

think of all the money you could make scamming taxpayers, political interest groups, and if you're good enough, maybe you could even pocket some pork for you region!

i mean, thats why everyone else runs for office, isnt it? why else would anyone pay 1 million dollars to get elected to a position that might pay $30k?

Are you suggesting I would scam tax payers?

Well $200 wouldn't even cover a month of gas. I live 2 hours away (round trip). Plus all the time I would not be working ect. So yeah the low pay is actually making me think twice about it.

RyanRSheets
01-27-2010, 03:57 PM
I'm perfectly fine paying Representatives living wage, as long as they actually follow the Constitution. I'm surprised it doesn't lead to a House and Senate full of wealthy people who can afford to take time off work. I know the main concern I have with running for State Representative is whether or not I will be able to afford living, since I'd have to quit my job and become an entrepeneur that couldn't work whenever we were in session.

Of course, I think the way it should work is they should only convene in an emergency, because there is no need for them to be constantly passing laws. We have enough damn laws.