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After going eight years without a pay raise, Beacon Hill lawmakers will see a 4.19 percent increase in their pay next year, raising their base salary to $62,547.  

I don’t have a problem with that increase, in fact, it’s a wonder some of our lawmakers stay on the job for so long (and others seem to be waiting anxiously for a seat to be be open) at a rate that’s well below Newton’s median income .

But it did get me to wondering how often we see or hear from our state representatives, in Newton’s case Reps. Ruth Balser, Kay Khan and John Lawn,  or state senator Cindy Creem. Do you have any idea what their legislative priorities or accomplishments are?  We rarely discuss our state electeds on Village 14. Here’s your chance,


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