Extra compensation prohibited--Unauthorized contracts--Change in compensation of
officers--Appropriations for defense of state.
The Legislature shall never grant any extra
compensation to any public officer, employee, agent or contractor after the services shall have
been rendered or the contract entered into, nor authorize the payment of any claims or part
thereof created against the state, under any agreement or contract made without express authority
of law, and all such unauthorized agreements or contracts shall be null and void; nor shall the
compensation of any public officer be increased or diminished during his term of office:
provided, however, that the Legislature may make appropriations for expenditures incurred in
suppressing insurrection or repelling invasion.