Panel OKs 2 percent raise for California officials

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Updated: 6/20 7:54 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- A citizens' commission has approved 2 percent cost-of-living salary increases for lawmakers and statewide officials, including the governor and attorney general.

The increase approved Friday is the second consecutive annual pay raise.

A year ago, the California Citizens Compensation Commission voted to give raises of about 5 percent.

That decision will increase the pay of rank-and-file lawmakers, which at $95,291 are already the highest in the nation. Legislators also are eligible for a $163 daily cost-of-living allowance, but do not get pensions.

During the recession, the commission cut lawmakers' pay by 18 percent and eliminated their state-owned vehicles. Now the state's finances are improving.

The commissioners are appointed by the governor, who currently is paid nearly $174,000 a year.

The commission supported the increase on a 4-1 vote.
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oldguyincc - 6/21/2014 12:34 PM
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Are Kalifornia officials retired VA officials, or vice-versa?

nubgnngs42 - 6/21/2014 6:43 AM
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A state that's broke rewards imcompetence. Film at 11

t bone - 6/20/2014 11:12 PM
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A $1900 annual wage increase per year shows just how valuable democrats are to California liberals. I hope it keeps them in California so that they stay out of Nevada.
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