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Sacramento, CA — The California Citizens Compensation Commission has delayed a vote on whether to increase the salaries of state elected officials.

The decision was put off until June when the state will have a clearer view of its financial situation. That said, Commission Chairperson Thomas Dalzell stated after the meeting that it’s unlikely that there will be four votes needed to pass a pay increase, given the continued volatility of the state’s economy. He indicated that state lawmakers are likely to remain at the current pay scale for the next year, and later revisit the topic.

The commission has cut the pay of the Governor, and other state lawmakers, by 23% over the past four years due to ongoing budget shortfalls.

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