As we always say in our Action Circles Academy trainings, policy makers are human beings, just like you.
Vermont Public Radio‘s podcast Brave Little State: dug into this recently.
“Who has a schedule that allows them to pick up and move to Montpelier for five months? And who’s able to get by on such low pay for that work? In other words: Are the people who represent Vermonters truly representative of Vermonters?”
Listen to the episode: Low Pay, Weird Schedule: Who Exactly Can Pull Off the Legislator Lifestyle?