MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota lawmakers can expect more money in their paychecks starting this summer.

The Legislative Salary Council approved a 3% raise Friday. That comes to a $1,500 pay bump, bringing their annual salary to $46,500.

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Legislators work part-time, just half the year. Many have other part-time ventures.

The council, which is made up of public citizens, approved the raise based on pay for other state employees and a desire to attract diverse candidates.