|For Immediate Release
|DATE: JUNE 17, 2008
|CONTACT: Brenda Hodge
Senate Office of Communication
|PHONE: (225) 342-9737
***MEDIA ALERT***MEDIA ALERT***
JUNE 17, 2008
SENATORS SUBMIT AFFIDAVITS TO FOREGO PAY RAISE
Louisiana law allows an elected official whose salary or
compensation is increased during the official's term of office to
waive the right to receive the increased pay. To refuse the
additional salary or compensation, the official must submit a signed
affidavit to that effect at least 14 days prior to the effective
date of the pay raise.
The following Louisiana Senators submitted an affidavit refusing the
pay increase effective in July 2008 as detailed in Senate Bill 672
of the 2008 Regular Session. Members were required to file the
affidavits by adjournment Tuesday, June 17th, the end of the
District 18 State Senator Jody Amedee
District 16 State Senator Bill Cassidy
District 24 State Senator Don Cravins, Jr.
District 1 State Senator A.G. Crowe
District 11 State Senator Jack Donahue
District 10 State Senator Danny Martiny
District 32 State Senator Neil Riser
Please note that a number of Senators who are NOT forgoing the pay
raise have publicly announced their intentions to donate the
increased salary money to scholarship funds, charitable
organizations and the like. For additional information about those
commitments, please contact the members individually.
If you have any questions about the pay raise or the process for
waiving receipt of the salary increase, please contact the Senate
Communication Office at 225-342-9737.