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Lawmakers say they can't stop their 5.3 percent pay hike

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Many Wisconsinites were probably fuming after hearing that their legislators would get a 5.3 percent pay raise next year.

However, Capitol leaders said Tuesday they can't do anything to change it.

Incoming Assembly Speaker Mike Sheridan, D-Janesville, says lawmakers have the option of turning down their raises, but only one is publicly said to be thinking about it - Assembly Minority Leader Jeff Fitzgerald, R-Horicon.

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