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Texas Legislature 2023

Bills advance to close loophole allowing some lawmakers to increase their pay to $140,000

Two bills that advanced in House and Senate committees on Wednesday both exempt any lawmaker who has already taken advantage of the benefit.

State Representatives and their families sit on the House floor on the opening day of the 88th Legislative Session at the state Capitol in Austin on Jan. 10, 2022.

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