BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s House wants to give the Legislature a raise.
Representatives voted 87-6 for the pay increase on Tuesday.
Lawmakers are paid $495 a month and $177 a day during the session. The measure would increase the monthly sum to each lawmaker by $10 and the daily rate by $4.
There are 94 representatives and 47 senators in the Legislature.
The cost of the increased salary and wages for all lawmakers would total more than $927,000.
Lawmakers already receive a housing allowance during the session of more than $1,700 a month. They also are on the health plan that covers state employees. Neither state workers nor lawmakers pay a share of the premium, a benefit that is worth about $1,250 monthly.