SACRAMENTO (AP) – California’s governor and legislators are getting a 4% raise.
A state commission voted Friday to increase Gov. Gavin Newsom’s salary from $202,000 to around $210,000 in December.READ MORE: Heat Safety: Why Leaving A Child Or Pet In A Locked Car Can Be Dangerous
The commission also agreed to give a 4% raise for legislators and other statewide elected officials, including the attorney general and lieutenant governor.
Citizens Compensation Commission Chairman Tom Dalzell cited the state’s economy and budget surplus for the move.READ MORE: Dogs, Horses, Cats And Exotic Birds Rescued From Sutter County Property; 2 People Suspected Of Animal Abuse
This will mark the seventh year in a row California’s governor has gotten a pay raise.
But Newsom will not quite have the highest salary of the country’s governors. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is still on track to earn more. The New York Legislature approved a salary of $225,000 for Cuomo next year.MORE NEWS: California Gov. Newsom Criticizes GOP After Texas School Shooting: 'Who The Hell Are We If We Cannot Keep Our Kids Safe'
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