The Illinois Policy Institute, a non-partisan research and education organization, has released a report detailing the pay of Illinois lawmakers. The report states that Illinois taxpayers pay an average of $100,000 per legislator a year. Illinois lawmakers have the highest base pay salary in the midwest and the 5th highest in the nation, all of this during a time when Illinois has a backlog of bills at $8 billion and in its second year of not having a state budget.


Diana Rickert, The Vice President of Communications for The Illinois Policy Institute told the Big Z what the Policy Institute does


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To see the full report " The Annual Cost of Illinois' lawmakers" with breakdowns of compensation for all current members of the Illinois Legislature, click the link at this story on

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