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How much do state legislators make?

Lawmakers make $83.14 per day when they are in session, plus $99 per day in expenses. They receive 40 cents per mile for travel and are allowed one round trip between their home and Topeka per week during the session. After the session, legislators receive $6,642 annually as an allowance to take care of state business in their districts.

Legislative leaders receive additional funds. The Senate president and House speaker each receive $13,165 per year. The majority and minority leaders receive $11,877, and the chairs of the budget-writing committees receive $10,587. The House speaker pro tem, Senate vice president and four assistant leaders receive $6,720.


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