Tuesday, December 06, 2011
Congressional Reapportionment Top Secret to State House GOP
The Congressional reapportionment plan is in House Bill 5. For every single one of the 18 U.S Congressional Districts, the Bill says only this: "The [take your pick] District is composed of a portion of this Commonwealth."
Gee, I thought they learned their lesson after the midnight payraises in 2005, when members voted themselves a salary hike in the wee hours of the morning with bills nobody had the time to read.
Now, House Republicans are keeping their Congressional plan under wraps. As of yesterday afternoon, no details were available. It's hard for me to believe the House leadership is serious about open and accountable government when this is the way they do business.
Then again, the House is getting a 3% payraise this year, about $2,000 to add to their current annual salary of $79,613. It's automatic, too. Shhh!