LINCOLN — An Omaha state senator thinks it's time legislators were paid more than $12,000 a year.
Under a proposal introduced Tuesday by Sen. Scott Lautenbaugh, Nebraska voters would be allowed to vote this November on whether to give state lawmakers a raise to $32,000 a year.
Nebraska state senators last received a raise in 1988, from $4,800 to $12,000 per year.
State voters rejected a pay-raise ballot issue in 2007. Two years ago, a proposal to increase the salary to $22,000 was dropped from consideration because of the poor economic times.
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