Some lawmakers can’t afford to forgo any of their salary to save money for taxpayers. In fact, some had to assume the costs of hiring farm help and canceling vacation plans when the governor called the special session. But gratitude is due the area legislators, among 27 total statewide, who opted not to collect part of their pay during the 12-day, $574,000 session: Sen. Carolyn McGinn, R-Sedgwick; and Reps. Nile Dillmore, D-Wichita; Mario Goico, R-Wichita; Steve Huebert, R-Valley Center; and Judy Loganbill, D-Wichita. The $13,000 saved statewide by such a gesture is modest, but the symbolism is much appreciated.
Posted by Rhonda Holman
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