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Taxpayers are on the hook for bloated pensions, salaries and other benefits for State legislators.
Legislators can claim "per diems" without producing receipts.
Legislators are entitled to full pension benefits for part-time work.
Legislator salary is $50,950 a year and the Governor's budget proposes a 2% raise.
A typical legislator can make $80,000 or even more annually.
Pension & Health Coverage $19,732*
Parking in Madison $1,000
Mileage & Per Diem $10,000**
* For 2015-2016, the Legislative Fiscal Bureau valued legislative fringe benefits at 38.73% of the salary.
** Mileage and per diems claimed for reimbursement vary by legislator.