Maybe it was legal, but it certainly wasn't moral, or logical. Professional politicians should not have the right to raise their own pay. A simple constitutional guideline should say that "No elected official can have his pay increased while he is in office for that term or any successive term." I am not arguing on the level of pay, but aspirants should know in advance what the pay would be and then live by it.Think of the abuses this could prevent.
Edmond P. Hyatt