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VOL. 38 | NO. 48 | Friday, November 28, 2014

Tennessee lawmakers get raise in pay, allowances

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NASHVILLE (AP) - Tennessee lawmakers can look forward to a nearly $700 increase in their annual salaries and $10 bump in their daily allowance for expenses.

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/1weWKD5) that the legislators' base pay will increase to $20,884 under a state law that ties their salaries to state employee compensation over the last two years.

State workers got no raise this year, but a 2013 increase caused lawmaker salaries to go up by $681.

Members of the state House and Senate will receive $198 in daily lodging and dining allowances in 2015, though they still won't have to submit proof that they spent it all on hotels or restaurants.

Under a new state law, lawmakers living within 50 miles of the Capitol will no longer be eligible for the $132 lodging portion.

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