Letter of the Day (April 21): Legislators' pay

  • Updated: April 20, 2013 - 5:02 PM


Sen. Tom Bakk

Photo: Glen Stubbe, Star Tribune

CameraStar Tribune photo galleries

Cameraview larger

The part-time Legislature seems to feel it deserves full-time compensation (“Senate: Time to raise pay for lawmakers,” April 16). This is nearly the same group that decided to finance a new Vikings stadium based on faulty information provided by an interest group with the most to gain from their ultimate decision. Rather than cash, I suggest the taxpayers compensate these elective officials with electronic pulltab credits. However, based on the performance of those, I’m sure the legislators would insist on paper tabs.


  • get related content delivered to your inbox

  • manage my email subscriptions


  • about opinion

  • The Opinion section is produced by the Editorial Department to foster discussion about key issues. The Editorial Board represents the institutional voice of the Star Tribune and operates independently of the newsroom.

  • Submit a letter or commentary
Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters