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Lawmaker calls legislative pay raise system 'a mess'

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A state lawmakers says an upcoming 5.3 percent pay raise for the Legislature is something he didn't ask for, didn't vote for, and he can't give it back without facing financial penalty.

Rep. Robin Vos says the pay hike was approved by a legislative panel more than a year ago, well before the economy went south and the state budget deficit became a critical issue.

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