How much do state lawmakers make?

They’re usually quick to say $10,000 a year — that’s their base salary. But they also receive per diem pay, mileage and other reimbursement and $1,500 a month when not in session.

The State Auditor’s Office has released its annual list of expenses and appropriations by the Mississippi Legislature, covering expenses for May 4, 2010, through April 11 of this year, including a special session in August of 2010 and this year’s regular session.

For the full report on $4.5 billion in appropriations and $18.5 million in legislative expenses, and to see what all lawmakers made, go to the Crawdaddy blog at

Below is the list of what South Mississippi’s legislative delegation was paid:

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