During budget consideration in the Senate this week, Edgefield’s Shane Massey offered an amendment to cut lawmakers monthly supplement for in-district expenses — by 10 percent. That would mean 200-thousand dollars that he says should go to the state highway patrol.
(Massey explains his reason for the cut MP3 :25)
Massey explains why he would cut 10 percent MP3
This allowance has not been raised in 15 years, staying at $1000/month per legislator on top of their salaries.
(Massey says lawmakers’ salaries are much lower than people perceive, MP3)
Massey says lawmakers’ salaries are lower than people think MP3
And the measure was tabled.