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A view of the California State Capitol in Sacramento, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: California’s Lawmakers Get A Pay Raise

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.



State Lawmakers Getting A Raise

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 Gov. Jerry Brown (Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown, State Lawmakers To Get Pay Raises

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 State Capitol in Sacramento (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

End To Lawmaker Perk Could Cost California More In Long Run

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.


California State Capitol in Sacramento (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Free Ride Ends For California Lawmakers

A state panel has slashed the amount of money California taxpayers will spend to keep legislators on the road.