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SB14 – Elimination of Compensation Committee

This is what you call legislative trolling by the Republicans, and particularly Greg Lavelle, who excels at this sort of thing.  Last week, 50 out of the 62 state legislators in the General Assembly, not including Lavelle, sponsored House Joint Resolution 2, which will be the legislative vehicle for rejecting the Delaware Compensation Committee’s report recommending pay raises for state officials, their first in 8 years.

The Delaware Compensation Commission was created several decades ago was a way of avoiding those embarrassing votes of voting yourselves and other state officials raises in pay.  The public never likes it, even though it is necessary.  So this was a way to avoid that responsibility.  It was also a way to grandstand, by opposing something that you are not responsible for.In a way, I want to see this passed, if only to put back into the General Assembly’s laps some responsibility that they too often give away to task forces and commissions that make it look like they are doing something when they really are not.

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 10 AND TITLE 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE DELAWARE COMPENSATION COMMISSION.

UPDATE: 4/18/17


SPONSORS: Lavelle, Collins, Hocker, Lawson, Lopez, Richardson, Simpson, Wilson


YES VOTES: 0


NO VOTES: 0


HISTORY: Introduced on 1/18/17 and placed in Senate Executive Committee


STATUS: Awaiting hearing in Senate Executive Committee.

 

2 comments on “SB14 – Elimination of Compensation Committee

  1. cassandram

    So here is the question I would pose to Senator Lavelle if I was John Carney — I’m trying to make a commitment to work with everybody and how am I supposed to make good on that if all you’ve got are shenanigans? Seriously — what is the point of working for people who didn’t vote for you but who come to work to just score points?

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