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Gov. Jindal urges lawmakers to reject pay raise
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|Last Edited||Brandonius Maximus Jun 17, 2008 08:12pm|
|News Date||Wednesday, June 18, 2008 02:00:00 AM UTC0:0|
|Description||At a public meeting in Wallace, Gov. Bobby Jindal stuck with his original intention not to veto the pay raise that lawmakers voted to double their salaries Monday, but he urged those who voted against the raise not to accept it. |
At a ribbon cutting ceremony at the foot of the Veterans Memorial Bridge in St. John Parish, the governor was faced again with questions about the hot-button issue of the legislative pay raise.
At a ribbon cutting ceremony in Wallace, Gov. Jindal was forced to answer questions once more about the pay raise legislators voted for themselves.
Monday state lawmakers passed a bill doubling their salaries to $37,500 amid great public outcry against the measure.
The bill is now in the hands of the governor who has said that even though he opposes the pay increases he will not veto the bill, as it could jeopardize his agenda.
The governor said that he will not sign the bill.
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