How much should D.C. Council members get paid?
D.C. Council members are the second-highest-paid big-city legislators in the nation and spend more on staff and other expenses than any other city-level lawmaking body in the nation, according to a newly released report by the Pew Charitable Trust.
Several District council members strongly defend their salaries, saying it's misleading to clump them in with other cities. As the report noted, District council members say they are both state legislators and council members, roles that make their job well worth the money. Read the full story.
February 2, 2011; 11:35 AM ET
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