Let's see which legislatures are overpaid. These stats are from http://www.empirecenter.org/html/legislative_salaries.cfm
I'm sorry, who's overpaid again??? Most of Texas' legislators make their money from running businesses. Most of CA's make their money from being politicians.
People will vote for their own pocketbook. Texas' legislators pass bills helping businesses. CA's legislators pass bills raising taxes. Each group passes bills that help themselves. The biggest difference is that the Texas legislators help others as they help themselves while the CA legislators steal from others to help themselves.