BOSTON-House Republicans have blocked an effort to raise the salaries of members of the Legislature’s Revenue Committee.
The raises would have doubled the bonus pay for the Revenue Committee co-chairs — Sen. Cynthia Creem and Rep. John Binienda — and added $7,500 for House vice-chairman Rep. William Straus’ salaries.
The proposed raises were tacked on as an amendment to a supplemental budget moving through the House that contained $70.4 million for snow and ice removal payments.
Republican House leader Bradley Jones blocked the vote, which would have taken place during an informal session with few members in the chamber.
The move requires the bill to come back at another time for a vote.
Maybe House leadership will be back for that vote, but a little sunshine is always helpful.