State court rejects lawsuit over ‘perks’ for legislators

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

Harrisburg activist Gene Stilp, who filed the Commonwealth Court suit in February, based his claim on a section of the constitution providing for legislators to receive “salary and mileage for regular and special sessions as shall be fixed by law, and no other compensation whatever” and prohibiting mid-term raises.

Judge Robert E. Simpson Jr., writing for the majority, suggested Mr. Stilp is interpreting the section too literally.