How about Merit Pay … for the General Assembly
Rather than to the Consumer Price Index, shouldn’t raises for members of the General Assembly in some way be tied to job performance? My own thought would be a factor which combines the growth in jobs in the state with the increase in the median salary in the state. What other factors should be considered?
This is more a matter of principle than of substantive reward as a raise or lack of one will probably not make or break any member of the General Assembly. But it is also a matter of pragmatism. If a state legislature has legislated in a way that has cost the state as a whole jobs and/or good jobs, it is not only that the members have not earned a raise. It is that taxpayers, many of whom do not automatically receive raises tied to the Consumer Price Index, have less money to pay towards one.