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Michigan redistricting commission reverses 7% pay raise

Redistricting Commission Pay
Posted at 5:55 PM, Mar 24, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-24 17:55:17-04

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Facing backlash, Michigan’s redistricting panel have reversed course and ended a 7% pay raise the commissioners gave themselves a month ago.

Commissioners voted last year to be paid $55,755 a year and, in February, approved an increase to nearly $60,000 on an 8-3 vote. They described it as a cost-of-living adjustment to account for high inflation.

The commissioners voted 12-1 Thursday to return their pay to $39,825.

They drew new congressional and legislative maps late last year but continue to meet as groups challenge the plans in court.