The average Pennsylvania worker makes $43,000 a year, but state legislators will make a base salary of $82,000 after a Dec. 1 pay raise kicks in.
How do you feel about working so hard to keep the permanent political class in the lifestyle they've become accustomed to?
Every member of the state House and half the members of the state Senate will face re-election in 2012. Remember the pay raise when your incumbent state lawmaker comes around looking for your vote next year.
State Sen. Gene Yaw alone on taking a 3 percent pay hike