WTVM 11/1/12 Editorial: Amendment 8

WTVM 11/1/12 Editorial: Amendment 8

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - When Alabama legislators raised their pay a whopping 61 percent in 2007, many people were outraged.

Well, five years after pulling what many considered was a real "fast one", that act by elected officials in Montgomery can now reversed at the ballot box.

Amendment 8 on the Alabama ballot would take legislator's pay back down to pre-2007 levels.

The minimum pay currently is $55,000 and that would drop $8,000, down to $47,000.

Keep in mind: this is only a part-time job, and by comparison, just know Georgia legislators make less for their work.

Considering such facts, we encourage our Alabama viewers to reverse this "fast one" and make sure you are getting your money's worth.

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