State lawmakers in Kansas are among the worst paid in the country. In a recent article from the Economist, salaries for Kansas state lawmakers rank in the bottom ten.
There are four states where legislators make less than their Kansas peers. They are: Montana, Alabama, New Hampshire, and New Mexico. Lawmakers in New Mexico are not paid.
More than a third of state legislatures are part-time. Texas, Montana, Nevada, and North Dakota meet every second year. Part-time legislatures cost less, and they also tend to spend less.