Topeka City Council Members approve doubling their salaries

Topeka City Council members will be getting a pay raise and it’s the first time since 2005. The city council voted 5 to 3 with one person abstaining from the vote. It happen about three hours ago. A city council member is paid $10,000 a year, but in a few weeks they’ll be getting paid $20,000 a year. The pay raise also will be for Mayor Larry Wolgast too. He’ll see his salary go from $20,000 to $40,000. Here is what council members on both sides of the vote had to say.

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