Pennsylvania repeals pay raises

FR reported here earlier on Pennsylvania legislators seeking to repeal a pay raise they had voted on for themselves, cabinet members, and judges, which generated great voter anger. A related post told of Pennsylvania voters rejecting a Supreme Court justice in the Nov. 8 elections, an apparent pay-raise backlash. Yesterday the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that the state House voted, 197-1, to repeal the salary package. In a follow-up story today, the paper reports that the Senate, by a unanimous 50-0 vote, also voted to repeal the pay raise, and a few hours later Gov. Ed Rendell signed the measure.



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