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Our View: Pay hike a case of bad timing for our Legislature

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Wisconsin legislators received a 5.3 percent pay raise when the new year started.

It's quite a generous hike, considering that the state is facing the biggest budget deficit in history.

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To be fair, the bump in pay was approved two years ago when economic times were brighter. The increase mirrored the raise given to other state employees at that time.

So it's not like senators and representatives ignored the trouble around them and voted themselves more money in 2008.

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