Wisconsin Legislature Salary Amendment, Question 1 (April 1927)

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The Wisconsin Legislature Salary Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the April 5, 1927 ballot in Wisconsin, where it was defeated.

This amendment sought to modify Article IV, Section 21 of the Wisconsin Constitution to set legislators' pay to $1,000 per session.[1]

Election results

Question 1
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No199,26056.76%
Yes 151,786 43.24%

Official results via: Wisconsin Blue Book 2011 - 2012

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

"Shall amendment to section 21 of article IV of the constitution (Jt. Res. 12 of 1927) fixing the compensation of members of the legislature at $1,000 for each regular session, be adopted?"[2]

Path to the ballot

  • First Legislative Approval: AJR 16 & JR 33 (1925)
  • Second Legislative Approval: AJR 2 & JR 12 (1927)[1]

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