The Texas Legislature meets 140 days maximum, every other year. Lawmakers are paid $7,200 annually. The unemployment rate in Texas is 8.2%.
The Michigan Legislature is in session all year. They meet, on average about 95 days per year. Lawmakers are paid $72,000 per year, plus $12,000 tax-free for "expenses". The unemployment rate in Michigan is 11.3%.
To read the resolution click here. To send a note to Rep. Agema and thank him for his legislation, click here.