Pay Raise For Lawmakers?
Sacramento, CA -- A state commission will vote on whether to alter the salaries paid to California lawmakers.
The California Citizens Compensation Commission is set to vote today whether elected officials should receive a pay raise, cut, or no change. Salaries were cut over the past few years by appointees of former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. The Associated Press reports that many of the seats are now filled by recent appointees of Governor Jerry Brown, so it's unknown whether they will reverse course and restore some of the past salary reductions.
The most recent change was last May, when lawmakers received a 5% pay cut. California legislators make $95,291 per year. In addition, they receive a $141 per diem each day they are in session. Governor Jerry Brown makes $173,000.
Written by BJ Hansen