Democrat Legislators Give Walz and Ellison Pay Raise From Surplus Cash

The Minnesota Democrat Party is good at looking after their own. Now that they have total control of the state government, they are giving their elected officials pay bumps across the board.

MPR News reports that the Compensation Council has recommended pay hikes for both state legislators and statewide elected officials. Member of the Compensation Council are appointed by Governor Walz.

The Council recommends a 9.0% pay increase on July 1st, 2023; and a 7.5% pay increase on July 1st, 2024 for all statewide offices. Minnesota state legislators, however, already approved a 7.25% pay increase for themselves in March. It’s not hard to see them easily greenlighting the increase for Governor Walz, Attorney General Ellison, and their other crony friends. 

Don’t forget that taxpayers are on the hook for Tim Walz’s rental home in sunfish lake, which costs about $17,000 per month!

Of course, all of this money comes from YOUR budget surplus in St. Paul. If the Democrats have their way this legislative session, you can be sure that all $17 billion will be gone.

Thankfully, there are still a few months left of this session. It’s not too late to demand that your legislators do their job and give the taxpayers their money back. Call and email your state representative and state senator immediately. 

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  • Russell Jackson
    commented 2023-04-07 10:00:44 -0500
    It is hard work to run a state into the ground and turn it into California. Walz should be using the Jesse Watters saying, “I am Walz and this is my world”.
  • William Beck
    published this page in News 2023-04-04 12:36:05 -0500