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The Iowa House voted to approve a $10,000 pay raise for legislators, legislative leaders and statewide elected officials on Thursday. The current salary for a legislator is $25,000 and it hasn’t been raised since 2005. That pay raise went into effect in 2007.

This pay raise will not go into effect until 2025, if it is passed by the Senate and signed into law by Gov. Kim Reynolds.

Republican State Rep. Joel Fry, who will not be returning in 2025, managed the bill. He said if the legislature wants to maintain the “bright future” Iowa has, the pay raise is a key piece to attracting and retaining bright leaders.

Democrat State Rep. Adam Zabner also spoke in favor of the bill.

There was plenty of bipartisan support and opposition to the bill. In all, 58 representatives voted in support while 38 opposed the measure.

The roll call for the vote is available here.


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