What an unconscionable act of unmitigated gall. Alabama's legislature by secret vote approved a 60+% pay raise yesterday. They also indexed their pay to automatically increase every year. Several senators objected, but the motion was "gavelled through" by the Lieutenant Governor. I've seen a bunch of Alabamians on here...so here's what my request is to you: Call the Governor's office and encourage a veto. It is quite possible that the veto will be overridden...but it must be done with a recorded vote. This is one of the more shameful acts propagated by our Montgomery bunch of charlatans: Making it one of the first items on the agenda...as if the matters of out taxpaying Alabamians should take a back seat to these people lining their pockets. Voting in secret...not being "man enough" to stand up and admit, "Yes, I voted myself a 60+% raise." Making an automatic adjustment for the future...so that this bunch will never have to answer to Alabamians again about this issue. Doing a good enough job to start with so that people like me could understand the need for a pay raise. Here's some contact info for you good citizens: Lieutenant Gov. Folsom (the man who pushed the secret vote through): http://www.ltgov.state.al.us/ or call (334) 242-7900 Governor Bob Riley: http://www.governor.state.al.us/ or call 334-242-7100 Your local senator/representative: http://www.legislature.state.al.us/ and follow the links to find/contact your local legislator. House switchboard: (334) 242-7600; Senate switchboard: (334) 242-7800 MODS: ALL NUMBERS ABOVE ARE PUBLISHED, PUBLIC SWITCHBOARD NUMBERS. (didn't want yas to think I gave out private #s :thumbs. Speak out. Now. Thanks.