Senate crafts plan for raising salaries for elected statewide officers, judiciary


The Senate is crafting a plan that would provide pay raises for the governor and four other statewide elected officials as well as the judiciary.

The Senate's budget-writing committee has signed off on a last-minute bill that would tie the salary of the governor and four statewide elected officials - treasurer, insurance commissioner, attorney general and secretary of state - to members of Congress.

A proposal for increasing judicial pay would be tied to the salaries of federal district court judges albeit at only a percentage of those salaries.

Members of Congress now earn $174,000. As the bill . . .


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