New bill would increase compensation given to lawmakers during legislative session

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DENVER (KDVR) -- A new bill introduced in the Colorado legislature would increase how much money elected officials are paid while they're in session and completely overhaul the way many elected officials and legislators in the state are paid.

HB 24-1059, Compensation for State Elected Officials, does two distinct things: Increase the amount of money paid to legislators during the legislative session and set up an independent commission to determine the salary for several different elected positions in the state.

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Increase to 'per diem' pay

Currently, members of the General Assembly who live in the Denver metro area are entitled to $45 per day during the legislative session, while members outside of the metro area are entitled to 85% of the federal "per diem" rate for Denver.

This rate is set by the Read Entire Article