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Newsom, elected officials to get pay raise this year

Newsom
Posted at 7:34 AM, Jun 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-11 10:34:29-04

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.