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Size of PA’s Expensive Legislature Gets A New Look

HARRISBURG PA – A recent analysis by the Pew Charitable Trust probably made Pennsylvania taxpayers a little queasy, The Pennsylvania Independent online news service reasons.

That’s because Pew found the Keystone State pays its lawmakers the second-highest salary in the nation, reporter Andrew Staub wrote Friday (May 30, 2014), behind only California and just one spot ahead of New York. PA legislators draw a base salary of $84,012 and can collect a per diem of $157 on session days.

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