Board votes to boost Oklahoma lawmaker's pay 35% to $47,500


October 16, 2019

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The board that sets the salaries of Oklahoma lawmakers voted Tuesday to boost legislative pay by 35% next year, just two years after cutting lawmakers' pay.

Jake Lowrey, spokesman for the Office of Management & Enterprise Services, said the Legislative Compensation Board cut legislators' pay by 8.8% in 2017. Board Chairman Wes Milbourn said at the time that Oklahomans were frustrated with the Legislature.

But since then, the board's membership has changed.

The new board — appointed by the governor, House speaker and Senate president pro tem — voted 7-2 to authoriz...

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