According to a story at WWL state representatives and senators voted to give Louisiana State Troopers a 20% raise. Starting pay for troopers will go from $35,000 to $42,000 per year. It is the first raise for troopers since 2002. This raise is the same as if troopers had gotten a 1.5% raise each of those years.  The raise will cost the state $20 million annually.

We wondered what you thought about this raise.