WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Maryland Lawmakers To Receive 15.7 Percent Raise

Play associated audio
Salaries in Annapolis are going up.
Matt Bush/WAMU
Salaries in Annapolis are going up.

Maryland lawmakers will receive a 15.7 percent pay raise over the next four years.

A salary commission recommended the increase, which will take effect automatically. Meanwhile a Republican resolution to stop the pay hikes is going nowhere.

Legislators currently make $43,500 a year for their part-time jobs. The increase will bring their salaries to $50,330. House Minority Whip Kathy Szeglia says she doesn't think it's appropriate for lawmakers to take a pay raise given the state of the economy.

Maryland lawmakers' salaries rank 13th in the nation. They also get about $140 a day for meals and lodging during the general session.

NPR

Crepes For Cinco De Mayo? Chef Pati Jinich Explains Por Qué

The holiday commemorates a Mexican victory against French invaders, whose culinary imprint lingers. In her new cookbook, Jinich explores Mexico's evolving cuisine and its many immigrant influences.
NPR

The Environmental Cost Of Growing Food

Economists are working on ways to put a price on the environmental damage of growing food. Take sugar: Half of what we eat comes from beets, half from cane. Each has an impact, in very different ways.
NPR

Bernie Sanders Has A Message For The Political Moment

Bernie Sanders entered the race for president talking about a political revolution at moment when Democratic voters and young people were primed to hear it.
NPR

'Captain America' Is Trending In Nigeria But You Might Be Surprised Why

Nigerian netizens are using the hashtag #CaptainAmericaInNigeria as a vehicle for cheeky social and political commentary.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.