State Lawmakers to Receive Pay Increase

Tennessee legislators will receive a $1,194 salary increase during the 108th General Assembly, the Knoxville News Sentinel reports. The 6.28% increase will be the first raise to base pay since 2008. The increase went into effect on Election Day, Nov.6, in accord with state law enacted in 2005 that calls for automatic increases every two years commensurate with the increases in average state employee compensation during that two-year period. Legislators did not receive a raise in 2010 since state employees did not receive an increase.