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Report: NC lawmakers make well below national average

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A new report released by The Economist reports that North Carolina's lawmakers rank well below the national average in pay for their job.

The report put the national average at $28,300, while lawmakers in North Carolina make $14,000.

The highest paid are the$90,526 a year paid to California lawmakers – in New Mexico, they work for free.

Of course, members working in the General Assembly do that as a second job.

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