Study Reveals How Much Lawmakers Make

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Pay for Illinois lawmakers costs taxpayers more than $32 million a year.

The Illinois Policy Institute issued the report Wednesday.  It says base pay alone is $68,000 for each lawmaker,  the fifth highest in the country.  But, they also get state provided health care, dental earned pension benefits, plus per diem costs and mileage reimbursements.

When it’s all added up, the average pay goes in excess of $100,000.

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