Committee Will Examine Wyoming Politicians Pay
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — An interim legislative committee will study compensation for legislators and statewide elected officials.
During the just-completed legislative session, a bill that would have given lawmakers a raise for the first time since 2005 failed.
The proposal would have increased legislators' salaries from $150 to $175 per day, beginning in 2019.
The Legislature's Management Council assigned an interim study of the elected officials' compensation to the Joint Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions Interim Committee.
The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports that the panel will examine the salaries, per diem rates, insurance coverage and other compensation for elected officials.
This includes state lawmakers and the governor, whose $95,000 annual salary is far below the national average of about $133,000.