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California governor, lawmakers, to get pay raise in December

4.2% pay hike in December
Sacramento Capitol
Posted at 8:51 PM, Jun 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-10 23:51:30-04

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom and other state elected officials are getting raises. The Sacramento Bee reports the California Citizens Compensation Commission has approved 4.2% pay hikes that will take effect in December.

Newsom will get an extra $8,809 per year, raising his salary to $218,556. Most state lawmakers will get a $4,824 raise to bring their salaries to $119,701 each. The four-member commission is appointed by the governor.

The panel had voted raises for elected officials every year from 2013 to 2019. The commission didn't approve a raise last year because of the economic conditions caused by the coronavirus pandemic.