Updated:ATLANTA,None — The Legislative Affairs Committee of the Georgia General Assembly has voted to forego the "cost of living" salary increase scheduled to be given to state employees, according to a state senate news release.
This marks the third consecutive year the legislature has decided not to take the cost of living salary increase, the release said.
Georgia General Assembly members are paid an annual salary of $17,341, the release said. It said almost all lawmakers have also participated in a voluntary one day per month furlough for the last 18 months.
"While other states have spent without limits, our great state of Georgia continues to be fiscally prudent. I support keeping our expense low and a strong conservative and responsible approach to taxpayer dollars," said Sen.-Elect John Albers (R-Roswell).