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Hello Max,

I looked up the salary for a Texas House member.

State legislators in Texas make $600 per month, or $7,200 per year, plus a per diem of $150 for every day the Legislature is in session (also including any special sessions). That adds up to $28,200 a year for a regular session (140 days), with the total pay for a two-year term being $35,400.

I know you said pension, so can you explain exactly how much TOTAL compensation they get? What is this about using campaign cash to fund your lifestyle in Austin? What can they spend campaign donations on?



Max Powers


Here is the article from the El Paso Times about Norma's pensions: http://www.elpasotimes.com/ci_14886557

Per the EPT, Norma can earn up to $43,000 per year from pension. Mind you the article is from 2010. So Norma has probably collected well over $100,000 by now from her pension.

If go to one of Norma's older campaign finance reports (January 2010), you will see expenditures for utility bills in Austin, expenditures for a mini-storage in Austin, expenditures for phone service, expenditures for electronics, and expenditures for food and drink.

I guess you can say "I bought this laptop for campaign use." But what's exactly stopping them from using it for personal use.




Great! Teachers work for decades toiling in schools infested with cockroaches, terrible climate control and corrupt management for a retirement that is lower middle class at best. Meanwhile elected officials get their asses kissed by lobbyists and donors... and for that ... get a better retirement. Seems fair.


We are in the wrong jobs…either that, or we have been continuing to elect the wrong people to make their jobs better than ours.


Nobody wants that whore back in house.

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