Lawmakers Get Raise
As lawmakers wrestle over what to cut and what to keep in the tight state budget, they’re getting some good news about their own wallets. They, along with the Governor and other state officials are getting a raise.
Monday, June 18, 2007
The state’s Citizens Compensation Commission voted to give legislators and other elected officials a 2.75 percent pay hike.
Governor Schwarzenegger’s new salary will be just over
212-thousand dollars…though the multi-millionaire doesn’t take the money. Lawmakers will be paid about 116-thousand a year.
The Attorney General and the Superintendent of Public Instruction will get a bigger raise….they’ll get a five percent hike, which will bring their salaries to more than 184-thousand. All of the increases will take effect December third. This marks the third year in a row elected officials have received a raise. The independent commission was formed in 1990 by voters.