An Iredell County Republican legislator has filed a bill that would increase the pay of members of the General Assembly to $36,000 a year starting with the 2015 legislative session.
Rep. Robert Brawley and his colleagues in the House currently earn an annual salary of $13,951 with a monthly expense allowance of $559.
Brawley’s bill comes as legislators consider Governor McCrory’s budget proposal to give seasoned teachers a two percent raise, with the base pay for new teachers increasing to $35,000 over the next two years.
Brawley also filed legislation Wednesday that would allow each county to increase property taxes by one-cent for teacher compensation.
(Policy Watch readers may recall that it was last session that Rep. Brawley introduced legislation to once again allow legislators and legislative employees to accept gifts from lobbyists.)
WRAL.com reports why it’s unlikely either of his latest bills will see much traction this session.
And Brawley will not be back in 2015 to represent House District 95. He recently lost in his party’s primary to challenger John Fraley.