Calif. Lawmakers, State Elected Officials Getting Raise
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers and statewide elected officials will have a little extra cash in their pockets this holiday season, as their paychecks rise by more than 5 percent starting Sunday.
The state Citizens Compensation Commission approved the increases in June, adding nearly $5,000 a year for rank-and-file members of the Legislature and nearly $9,000 for Gov. Jerry Brown.
That brings Brown’s salary to nearly $174,000, still short of the governor’s office 2009 salary of $212,000. The raises were meant to restore some of the pay cuts made during the recession.
Even after the previous cuts, California lawmakers remained the highest paid in the nation. Yet unlike their peers in some other states, they do not receive pensions.
Legislatures in many other states also meet part-time or every other year.
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