Today the new President of the Ohio Senate Keith Faber announced he would be doing some restructuring: going from 13 committees to 17 committees and 3 finance subcommittees.
With 23 GOP members of the Ohio Senate, this means nearly all of them will now be Chairpersons or at least Vice-Chairpersons. It also means a pretty good bump in salary.
According to LSC, here’s what Senators make (in addition to their normal salaries) for leadership roles on a committee:
Chairpersons – $ 6,500
Vice-Chairpersons – $ 5,000
Ranking Minority Members – $ 5,000
And here’s what they make for finance subcommittee roles:
Standing Subcommittee Chairperson – $ 6,500
Standing Subcommittee Ranking Minority Member – $ 5,000
In total, the new roles created by Faber could result in $100,500 in pay raises for State Senators.
But since there are only 10 Democrats in the Senate, and likely all of them are already assigned to a committees, they won’t be getting raises.
Just the Republicans.
To the tune of $65,500.