NMPolitics.net has a policy requiring that we correct inaccuracies. In accordance with that policy, here’s a detailed correction to the article, “Proposed amendment to give lawmakers a salary clears House committee.”
A prior version of this article misstated the actual amount of pay McMillan is proposing, and the article has been corrected. Here are the accurate paragraphs:
McMillan is proposing that legislators be paid no more than the median household income in a New Mexico household. Last year, that was about $41,000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
Paying legislators a base salary of $41,000 would cost about $4.6 million annually. McMillan, though, has structured his proposal so that a lower salary schedule could be established.