Citizens Compensation Commission
A citizens’ commission has approved 2 percent cost-of-living salary increases for lawmakers and statewide officials, including the governor and attorney general.
California state lawmakers are receiving more in their pay checks, as a raise went into effect on Monday. The California Citizens Compensation Commission approved the increase of more than five percent back in June.
California lawmakers and statewide elected officials will have a little extra cash in their pockets this holiday season, as their paychecks rise by more than 5 percent starting Sunday.
California lawmakers will get a pay raise of nearly $5,000 this year while the governor will see an increase of nearly $9,000 after a citizens’ panel voted Wednesday to restore some of the cuts it made during the recession.
California lawmakers are going to lose a big perk this week: their mostly-state-funded cars. Interestingly, though, the change could actually cost taxpayers more in the long run.
A state panel has slashed the amount of money California taxpayers will spend to keep legislators on the road.