Oklahoma legislators will not receive a pay raise this year

On October 15, 2013, Oklahoma’s Legislative Compensation Board voted 7-1 to keep the base salary and benefits for state lawmakers the same.

Brandon Long, leader of McAfee & Taft’s Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Group and member of the Legislative Compensation Board, was quoted in the Tulsa World as saying the state is competitive on salaries. Oklahoma currently ranks 16th in legislator salaries, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Long was recently appointed by the Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives to serve on the committee, which is responsible for reviewing and making changes to the compensation paid to members of the state legislature.