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PHOENIX -- Arizona voters will decide in November whether members of the state Legislature will get a pay raise for the first time since 1998.

Members of a state commission on elected officials' salaries voted Wednesday to boost pay from the current $24,000 a year to $35,000. The 3-2 vote means a measure asking voters to approve the 48 percent raise will be on the November ballot.

Voters denied raises every two years between 2000 and 2008. In 2010 and 2012 voters weren't asked to OK a raise as the state was mired in a recession.

Member Joseph Kanefield said the state's part-time lawmakers take a financial hit by winning elected office. Chairwoman Lisa Atkins also voted to support the referral but said she wanted lawmaker daily expense pay examined as well.

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