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Pa. lawmakers’ base salary now tops $106K. Here’s what you need to know about their automatic pay raises.

What you need to know about Pennsylvania lawmakers’ salaries, the history of the increase, and why changes are unlikely.

By Stephen Caruso/SpotlightPA

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Some Pa. lawmakers tout expense transparency. Their websites tell a different story.

Just 29 of the 253 full-time lawmakers in Pennsylvania post some information online about how they spend taxpayer dollars in their duties, despite many proclaiming, “It’s Your Money.”

By Sam Janesch/The Caucus

Taxpayers foot huge bill to run Pa.’s full-time legislature, but are blocked from many details

A web of expense accounts, few reporting requirements, and questionable claims of “legislative privilege” help keep lawmaker spending obscured — and the public in the dark.

By Angela Couloumbis/Spotlight PA, Michael Wereschagin/The Caucus, Brad Bumsted/The Caucus and Sam Janesch/The Caucus

Updated: 2019-11-25 17:58:35

Pennsylvania lawmakers, judges pulling down raises in 2020

Increases for 2020 will be 1.9%.
By Marc Levy/The Associated Press